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Geospatial Technologies (Minor, Cert)

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Certificate (Cert)
Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
1 year
Start term
Fall, Winter

Why study Geospatial Technologies?

It’s what powers Google Maps but its application goes far beyond. Master Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to the point of making your own maps, and you’ll gain the power to see and understand a specific location in a way that allows you to forecast issues and solve problems. An oil spill hits a river: where will the pollutant go next and how bad will the damage be? You’re opening a new bike shop: what’s the best location given existing bike stores and the flow of bicycle traffic? You want to map the migration journey of your parents: what is the best available online mapping application for telling and sharing spatial stories? You’ll also become a more savvy producer of maps as you take a critical approach to understanding the choices behind presenting data sets in visual form.

The Minor in Geospatial Technologies is open to students in all Faculties.

The Certificate in Geospatial Technologies is designed for students who wish to advance their career but are not currently enrolled in a degree program.

Program structure

Program options

  • Certificate in Geospatial Technologies (30 credits)
  • Minor in Geospatial Technologies (24 credits)


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.

Application deadlines

Fall term


March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Winter term


November 1 is the deadline to apply for winter term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by September 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Not all programs are available for winter term entry. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

After your degree

Thanks to Concordia's emphasis on taking an interdisciplinary approach to your field of study, you'll graduate with a depth of knowledge informed by an understanding of how your subject connects to the wider world. You'll be ideally positioned to succeed in a professional role that demands rigorous analytical thinking, sharp communication skills and the ability to approach problem-solving from multiple dimensions. 

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