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1 National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence

2 Quick Facts Four Year Project (2008-2012) $5M total 7 Community Colleges and 4 Universities National in scope Only Center devoted to geospatial two year education Should impact ~ 10,000 learners by 2012

3 Community College Partners Southwestern College—San Diego CA (Kenneth Yanow) Lake Land College—Matoon IL (Mike Rudibaugh) Gainesville State College—GA (Chris Semerijan) Century College—St. Paul MN (Carol Mathews) Kentucky State Technical & Community College (Vince DiNoto) Central Piedmont College—NC (Rodney Jackson) Niagara Community College—Niagara NY (Robert Lord)

4 University Partners San Diego State University (Dr. Ming Tsou) Penn State University (David DiBiase)

5 Goals Create a national clearinghouse of exemplary geospatial curriculum material and database web services. Increase the capacity to train geospatial technicians. Increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of geospatial technicians to meet workforce needs. Increase the number of educators participating in geospatial professional development. Sustain the Center long-term by seeking collaborations and sources of funding to maintain and improve services and products.

6 Benefits to Educators National Clearinghouse –Curriculum –Skill Standards –DACUMs –Internship models –Articulation models –Internship job bank –Salary information –Geodata resources (by domain, state, region, etc.)

7 Benefit to Educators WebServices –Provide Internet-based access to customized geodatabases –Technical support for our webservices –Consultation on design and implement of geodatabases

8 Benefit to Educators Professional Development –Clearinghouse of relevant activities by domain, geographical area, date, etc. –Clearinghouse for commercial and nonprofit training opportunities. –Partner with URISA, ASPRS, GITA, UCGIS, USGIF, etc. for membership services. –Online education (both credit and noncredit). –Advocate for financial resources –Facilitate certification as it develops.

9 Benefit to Educators Growing your program –Recruitment strategies –Articulation models –Curriculum models and material –Internship models and resources –Industry advisory resources –Grant development –Software licensing –Hardware resources –Project-based learning resources

10 Year One Scheduled Tasks Claim office and lab space—Summer 08 Hire staff—Summer 08 Begin DACUM work—Fall 08 Begin Website and Clearninghouse— Spring 09 Begin GIS&T Body of Knowledge Pathway—Spring 09

11 Contact Information Phillip Davis, Ann Johnson, John J. Nelson, Leti Clark, Phone: 361.698-1402 Please complete our survey sm=v2XwggCv4W4ZTYK6486QTw_3d _3d

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