Digital Mapping - New Maps Plus

University of Kentucky

M.Sc. Online
12 months
721 USD/credit
721 USD/credit
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Graduates of Digital Mapping - New Maps Plus at the University of Kentucky  not only understand what “big data” is, they use big data to create visual representations of the world.


With four start dates available each year and intensive 10-week semesters, this rigorous online program is geared toward working professionals who want to advance their career. As a graduate of of Digital Mapping - New Maps Plus at the University of Kentucky, you will:

  • Gain the technical skills that prospective employers prize and the geospatial analysis skills that will advance your career in this growing and demanding field.
  • Implement Geographic Information Science (GIS) principles using open source applications like QGIS and integrate these with open database protocols such as PostGreSQL/PostGIS and SQLite.
  • Apply interactive coding environments such as Jupyter and techniques of exploratory spatial data analysis (ESDA) using the Python programming language to process geographical information.
  • Produce professional interactive and static maps and data-driven visualizations using JavaScript libraries such as Leaflet, D3.js, and Mapbox GL JS.
  • Work in distributed and collaborative software environments using industry standard best practices such as Git and GitHub.
  • Build an online portfolio of interactive maps and visualizations and share code documentation written in Markdown with colleagues and potential employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Introduction to New Mapping 
  • Programming for Web Mapping 
  • Design for Interactive Web Mapping

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University of Kentucky requires a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants whose native language is not English (or who did not graduate from an accredited English-speaking College or University). 
  • The equivalent score on the computer version of the TOEFL is 213 and the internet-based test is 79.
  • Applicants may also utilize the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to satisfy the language requirement. A minimum mean band score of 6.5 is required. Submitted scores must be no more than two years old. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    721 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 721 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    721 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 721 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Updated over a year ago

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Digital Mapping - New Maps Plus
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