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UMW to launch geospatial analysis master's in 2014

Monday - 11/4/2013, 7:50am  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A new master's program in geospatial analysis is planned at the University of Mary Washington.

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia recently approved the new program, which will begin in fall 2014.

Geospatial analysis encompasses geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems to organize, analyze and display spatial information. The skills are used in fields ranging from city planning to wildlife management.

UMW geography department chairman Steve Hanna tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1fedxdO ) that the university is ideal for the program because of its location between Richmond and Washington, D.C.

He says the program will emphasize critical thinking as well as technical skills.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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