Geographic Information Systems News

At a glance, geospatial technology may sound like a niche, but it’s anything but. The job market for those professionals who are trained in this discipline growing rapidly at nearly 35 percent and that growth is predicted to increase even further over the next 10 years. Temple students in the College of Liberal Arts’ Geographic Information Systems program are taught to combine data and maps in a manner that prepares them for critical research roles at tech companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. As the faculty teaches these skills and students grow and continue to succeed as alumni, you can follow them here. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

photo of Jillian Eller posing by scenic landscape

Jillian Eller, CLA ’18, will be visiting campus January 30 as part of the National Service Meet and Greet event to discuss the benefits of students enrolling in a year of service following graduation. Here’s why Eller is enjoying her year of service and recommends it to other students.

A recent publication provides new evidence of drivers influencing the spatial distribution of invasive disease species. Traditionally, scientists have used environmental data such as temperature, precipitation or vegetation to predict the area occupied by a given species.

photo of Leslie Richards, Secretary of PennDOT, gives keynote address to the workshop

A new report from the College of Liberal Arts’ Center for Sustainable Communities highlights the important role of infrastructure in shaping issues of equity and well-being across urban and rural communities.

image of GUS alumni sustainability panel

A panel of four CLA graduates from the last five years gathered with current students last week to answer questions about how to navigate the job hunt after college, how to prepare for their future careers and how to ensure those careers have an impact on sustainability.

Yale University Professor Karen Seto recently shared takeaways for urban areas from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report with CLA students.

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