Starting a New Program
This whitepaper describes how to create a new technology education program, step by step. It uses a Department of Labor methodology researched by several universities and community colleges.
Sources of Geodata
Do you need to locate geodata for your project? This whitepaper provides you the resources to locate and capture data for your project.
History of Community College Programs
The recent explosion of two year geospatial technology academic programs was preceded by decades of slow growth. This paper examines the entire history of the development of geospatial programs. Written by Ann Johnson, formerly Esri Higher Education Manager, the paper provides an unprecedented examination of the field.
Recruitment Best Practices
Recruitment best practices are critical for the health of any academic program. Geospatial programs often need new ideas to help them attract and retain minority and under-served populations, like women and Hispanics.
Remote Desktop Access
Getting students connected to GIS application software can be complicated and expensive. Many educators lack sufficient technology support to install and maintain a complicated GIS application. Using innovative technology, remote desktop access, allows students to access a powerful GIS server, located somewhere in the "Computing Cloud" right on their desktop.
National Geospatial Advisory Committee – Workforce Development Subcommittee
Do we have a sufficient geospatial workforce to meet national needs and spur innovation? Several efforts by the National Geospatial Advisory Committee, NRC Mapping Science Committee, ASPRS, Association of American Geographers, and others are exploring this issue.
Tiered Internship Model Project
The Tiered Internship Model for Students in Geospatial Technology (TIMSGeoTech) seeks to address the growing need for skilled technicians in geospatial technology in Colorado and is funded by the National Science Foundation NSF DUE/ATE #0902511. The project, administered by Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) in Colorado Springs, CO, aims to create a tiered internship program with industry that will start with the two-year college and high school partners.