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Muriel Bowen, Class of 2024

I have always loved Geography, and my high school AP Human Geography teacher included an additional unit on GIS that really piqued my interest. We got to work in groups and find the best location for a new business in our local area based on certain attributes. Learning ArcMap at a younger age was really helpful for understanding what GIS is and how to use it. While geography & GIS was not initially my major, I realized that I wanted to learn more and apply those skills in my future career! I am now a proud GGIS major! I would love to use my geographic knowledge In the future to help...


940 Feet with professor Nikolai Alvarado


Join Ayden, a student in English and political science, as he interviews Nikolai Alvarado, a professor in the Department of Geography & Geographic Information Science (GGIS) at the University of Illinois. This video is part of the 940 Feet series, where College of LAS students and professors give a sneak-peak of one of the UIUC's most beloved spots.

Online Graduate Programs in CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science


Take the next steps in your professional journey and advance your applied expertise in cutting edge geospatial technologies to solve industry problems. CyberGIS – a new generation of geographic information science and systems (GIS) in the era of artificial intelligence and big data – represents the latest innovative development in the fast-growing field of geospatial data science. Join us remotely and earn a graduate-level certificate or M.S. degree in CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science at Illinois! 

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