Design GIS

GIS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Department of Community and Regional Planning (CRP) offers a multidisciplinary graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GIS certificate program is open to graduate students in all disciplines of the university. Students must complete a minimum of 13 graduate credits of GIS coursework to receive the certificate. In addition, students must maintain a grade-point average of B or higher in these courses. View requirements

 

Fall 2015 GIS Seminar Presentation Schedule
All GIS Graduate Seminar Series presentations are scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in the GIS Lab, 526 Design.

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
Using GIS to Analyze Fire Response and Coverage: The Case of Ames
Ben J. McConville, coordinator, City of Ames Public Works Department

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Past, Present and Future of GIS at Iowa DOT
Eric Abrams, spatial coordinator, Iowa Department of Transportation

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
University of Kentucky Design Week in Motion: Applying App-Based Data Collection and Assessment
Christopher J. Seeger, associate professor of landscape architecture and extension landscape architect

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
A GIS Suitability Model for Bioethanol Facility Siting and Corn Profitability Analysis
Bhavna Sharma, postdoctoral research associate, agronomy

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015
GIS in City Government: Utilities, E911 and Urban Development
Evan Koester, GIS coordinator, Waukee Public Works Department

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Making Water Flow Downhill: Automated Hydrologic Enforcement Using Python and ArcGIS
Brian Gelder, associate scientist, agricultural and biosystems engineering

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Accessibility Analysis of Voucher Holders in San Francisco Bay Area
Yuxuan (Ted) Tian, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Adviser: Kevin Kane, adjunct assistant professor, landscape architecture, and director, ISU GIS Facility

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
A Suitability Analysis of Affordable Housing Allocation in the City of Des Moines
Kun Wu, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Adviser: Kevin Kane, adjunct assistant professor, landscape architecture, and director, ISU GIS Facility

Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
The Bakken Pipeline, Iowa: Environmental Justice Considerations
Xiaoyun Zhao, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Adviser: Monica A. Haddad, associate professor, community and regional planning

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015
Integrating Multi-Criteria Evaluation and Site Suitability Analysis: A Case Study for Wind Farms in Northwest Iowa
Braden Boydston, GIS certificate candidate, community and regional planning
Adviser: Monica A. Haddad, associate professor, community and regional planning