The Geospatial Information Science Program uses a hands-on approach to teach the science behind the technologies that locate, measure, and quantify geographic phenomena. Specilaized courses, taught with an application focus and using state-of-the-art computer facility, introduce the various components of geospatial science. GIS courses are taught with extensive hands-on use of digital technology in the Geographic Science Laboratory (GSL) and in the field. Cadets use GPS, view and analyze satellite imagery, build map databases and produce maps with state of the art hardware and software. Geospatial technology is becoming an integral component of nearly every business and most government agencies form the local to federal level, and is expected to be one of the leading growth industries over the next decade.