Q&A with USC GIST Student Cole Heap

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Student Experience: Uniting the Geosciences and Spatial Analytics

USC Gis Student Cole Heap

Cole Heap, a geologist at Aera Energy with a decade of experience in the geosciences, recognized the benefits of approaching projects and challenges with a spatial mindset. This realization led him to complete the online M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) at the University of Southern California. The program provides coursework focused on acquiring, managing, analyzing, and sharing geospatial data, offering expertise useful for mapping the earth’s surface and various other applications.

Below, Heap shares his experiences in the program, including the most useful skills he’s learned and how he’s already applying his newfound knowledge to his position.

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About USC’s Online GIS Graduate Programs

The University of Southern California offers a comprehensive selection of online GIS programs, including GIS master’s degrees and GIS graduate certificates. This gives our students the ultimate flexibility in tailoring their education for their career goals. Click on the programs below to learn about our leading geographic information science education.

Online GIS Master’s Degrees

Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology
Master of Science in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence

Online GIS Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology
Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence
Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing for Earth Observation

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