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Friday, February 27 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
GIS in Higher Education

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As the demand for geospatial professionals grows, so does the need to train the workforce. Learn about GIS opportunities in higher education.

  • Applying the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM)
             Rodney Jackson
    In collaboration with the US Department of Labor, the National Geospatial Technology Center has updated the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) so that it can remain relevant to the geospatial industry. Given the impending update to the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) Body of Knowledge by the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), and the move by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) to base their exam upon Tier 4 of the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM), it was time to revisit the GTCM. This session will review the updated GTCM and the larger implications regarding geospatial competencies.

  • GIS Education in Community Colleges
             Vince Dinoto

  • GIS Higher Education Opportunities in NC
             Joanne Halls
    The UNC system has historically provided, and continues to provide, a breadth of GIS educational opportunities that covers a wide geographic area and also includes a variety of thematic and disciplinary topics at a range of levels from undergraduate certificates to PhDs. The purpose for this presentation is to provide a current synopsis of the opportunities that are available across North Carolina and helpful information about the programs and people who are instrumental in making these programs successful.

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Sarah Wray, CGCIO, GISP

Spatial Data Manager, NC Dept. of Transportation
Sarah Wray is Chair of the North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council (NCGICC) ad hoc Metadata Committee. She currently serves as the Spatial Data Manager for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

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Vincent DiNoto

Director and Principal Investigator, National Geospatial Center of Excellence
Vincent A. DiNoto, Jr. is Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Jefferson Community and Technical College. He is the Director/PI of the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence. Vince has been PI, co-PI and senior team member... Read More →
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Rodney Jackson, GISP

Co-PI: National Geospatial Technology Center, Davidson County Community College
Rodney Jackson received his MA in Geography from East Carolina University (ECU) in 1992 and worked in the GIS field for local government agencies prior to initiating a career in higher education in 1998. He began his efforts by developing the first Geographic Information Systems... Read More →
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Dr. Joanne Halls

Associate Professor, UNC-Wilmington
Dr. Halls started at UNCW in the Fall of 1999 and where she initiated the GIS program. Since then, UNCW has developed extensive curriculum across several departments and has hired several GIS and remote sensing experts. Dr. Halls is the coordinator for the minor in geospatial technology... Read More →

Friday February 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Room 302 C

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