Building codes, which vary from state to state, are based on topography and climate, seismic and fault activity, and predicted population growth.
Now that GPS is available to help us find where we are and where we are going or to locate misplaced personal items like automobiles, pets, or even our children, what will be the next – perhaps life-saving – geoinformation technology to be integrated into daily life?
Through observation, quantification, and analysis of the Earth and its various phenomena, students in Mason’s interdisciplinary Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science will gain a better understanding of the physical Earth and its human dimension.
For more information on specific programs and opportunities for student research, contact Dr. Peggy Agouris.
Did you know?
Mason’s GGS is the premier department in this field in the Washington D.C.-metropolitan area, it is one of the leading departments in the nation and the world.
At the GIS Center of Excellence Lab, located on Mason’s Prince William Campus, students can get a hands-on experience in GIS digital technology