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View Resource Whitepaper: History of Community College Programs

This is a white paper on the history of geospatial education at two-year colleges in the United States. The paper addresses the history of the field from the 1980s to present. The document also looks at how GIS education fits into the larger community college landscape and discusses particulars of some established programs.

View Resource Whitepaper: Starting a New Program

This is a white paper on starting a geospatial educational program. The paper covers the growth of geospatial technology and introduces a model for creating a program in the field. Useful logic model templates are included to help educators going through the process. This paper would be a useful resource for educators and administrators creating a program from scratch at their institution.

View Resource Guide to College Majors in Geographic Information Systems

GIS uses digital technology to help people work with geographic information. GIS professionals acquire, manage, analyze, visualize, and represent geospatial data, or information related to geographical locations. This relatively new discipline incorporates geography, cartography, spatial analysis, and fields such as geovisualization, geodesy, geocomputation, cognition, and computer science.

View Resource Picture This! Improving Student Math Skills through Spatial Thinking

Published in the American Educator, this is a resource paper on the impact of spatial thinking and literacy on American K-12 education. It includes four spatial thinking tests which were used in the project talent study discussed in the article.

View Resource National Geospatial Advisory Committee- Workforce Development Subcommittee Update

This page from the GeoTech Center features a report from the National Geospatial Advisory Committee subcommittee on workforce development. The group looks at the question: "Do we have a sufficient geospatial workforce to meet national needs and spur innovation?" The report includes details on the subcommittee's activities, the geospatial technology competency model and a draft of an action plan...

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