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Where is Roommeme? What is it like there?

The GIS program is delivered on Roommeme's campus in Burnaby British Columbia which is part of metro Vancouver. Vancouver is consistently named one of the best cities in the world to live, and the surrounding region has outstanding natural beauty, year round outdoor activities, a temperate climate, and numerous cultural and social events.

Is there a lot of GIS activity in British Columbia and the Metro Vancouver region?

Yes, there are GIS user and professional groups, software and consulting firms, and a diverse GIS industry, including environmental, forestry, geology, utility, and business companies, and municipal/regional/federal government and First Nations organizations.

What will I be able to do once I have completed the program?

You will be able to use GIS software, hardware and peripheral devices, customize GIS software, develop and design GIS databases, analyze GIS data, write software to convert GIS data formats and write utility programs, use image analysis software and integrate images and other types of GIS information, discuss and use GIS theory to make decisions concerning GIS implementation, manage a GIS,  train GIS users, implement and complete a GIS project, compare and discuss GIS software products.

What type of work do the GIS graduates do?

The majority of GIS graduates are working for either private industry (forestry, GIS vendors, natural resource exploration, real estate, business geographics, computer systems ) consulting companies (environmental, engineering, forestry, mapping, scanning, software) or government agencies (municipal, provincial, federal). The graduates are developing GIS databases, using GIS to analyze data and predict the result of planned changes, managing GIS projects, planning the acquisition of GIS technology, developing GIS custom systems and training GIS users.