I was hoping I could get some advice from planners or people who work with GIS(Geographic information systems.) My advisor and I had a meeting a few days ago and he suggested that I obtain a certifciation of GIS through the geography program. I'm not exactly sure what GIS is and how it is used, but I would like to know more. I've asked around but the people who do know what it is at my campus are at a conference until thursday. This wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that I had to pick my classes by Thursday. If I decide to get a GIS, i'm doomed to more 18-21 hour semsters until I graduate. Although I can handle the course work, I want to know how much it benefits me in the long run.