The discipline of Geographic Information Science is a science which develops and manages graphic information systems infrastructure to address the problems related to geo-science and engineering. The three fundamental activities of geographic information science are:
1. Development and management of geographically referenced database.
2. Analysis and modeling of geographic data.
3. Development and integration of specific disciplines in remote sensing, photogrammetry, surveying, mapping and cartography, and technologies in geographic information systems, computing, global positioning systems for the first two activities.
The discipline aims at integrating the emerging state-of-art technologies of data acquisition (remote sensing and digital photogrammetry), digital cartography and mapping, geographic information systems, Global Positioning System (GPS), electronic publishing, web and multi-media cartography and information technology.
The graduates are GIS professionals who will be basically GIS as well as CAD / CAM users and operators. Also they will be involved in the surveying and GIS data capture, data manipulation, data display and production of quality output. All in all the degree course will prepare students for GIS management positions. The course focuses more on GIS design, development and management. Excellent employment opportunities for GIS graduate exist in the traditional sectors (surveying and mapping) and other areas such as education, engineering, agriculture, forestry, environmental science, legal arena and business.