James Madison University

Teaching & Curriculum

Courses involving Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) are taught in many departments across the university, and students from many majors take courses in different departments.  All students in the Geographic Science (GS) major take several GIS related courses as part of the GS core curriculum in the program.  The Applied GIS concentration in the GS program has the largest concentration of GIS&T courses of any degree program at JMU. 

Library Resources

  • 300 print atlases and maps (785 volumes)
  • 1060 electronic maps
  • 858 records with subject headings including the terms "geographic information systems", "remote sensing", "global positioning system", "space perception", and "spatial ability":
    • 320 government documents (both print and online)
    • 500+ books (both print and online):
    • 4 videos
    • 16 periodicals:
      • Cartography and geographic information science
      • Cartography and geographic information systems
      • CIKM: Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
      • GeoInformatica
      • GPS solutions
      • IEEE geoscience and remote sensing letters: a publication of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
      • IEEE transaction on geoscience and remote sensing: a publication of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
      • International journal of applied earth observation and geoinformation
      • International journal of remote sensing
      • ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing
      • Journal of geographical systems
      • Photgrammetric engineering and remote sensing
      • Remote sensing of environment
      • Spatial cognition and computation
      • Subsurface sensing technologies and applications
      • Transactions in GIS
    • Including the journals above, 455 unique periodicals falling under "Geography"