The Pre-Geospatial Studies Academy seeks to advance global mission by introducing students to spatial thinking, geospatial technologies, and conducting spatial analysis to drive missional operations, strategies and decision making.
Students learn about mapping roles in many different types of NGOs including faith-based organizations, denominational groups, mission agencies, and evangelical environmental groups. They also become acquinted with opportunities in community development organizations devoted to regional and community planning, economic development, cultural resource management, and heritage preservation.
Students are exposed to participation in the mission of God in the world through mapping the mission in various cultural settings across the globe. The international faculty in this department are driven by the use of geospatial analysis to see old problems in new ways making connections through thematic and geospatial analytic processes.