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You have reached the GIS page at Calvin College. We host a GIS server on campus for education training of students. In addition, we have wonderful facilities to learn and grow in GIS education. Students in several different majors/minors take courses in mapping from the GEO department at Calvin, including Archaeology, Biology, Business, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Geography, History, International Development, Pre-Architecture, and Urban Studies.

GIS Classes @ Calvin

Semester Classes

  • GEOG 261
  • GEOG 295
  • GEOG 361

January Interims

  • The Geography of Terrorism
  • GIS & the Urban Environment


Ecosystem GIS


  • Check out our training videos using the Trimble Juno GPS units.

    Some of these courses at Calvin use our GPS units to build synergy across the campus:
  • -Geography 181 - First Year in Earth Sciences
  • Geography 261 - GIS & Cartography
  • - Geography 295 - Remote Sensing of the Enivronment
  • - Geography 361 - Advanced GIS
  • - Biology 250 - Research Design & Methods
  • - Biology 346 - Plant Taxonomy