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									National Geospatial Technology
     Center of Excellence
       www.geotechcenter.org
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
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)
University Partners
• San Diego State University (Dr. Ming
  Tsou)
• Penn State University (David DiBiase)
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.
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.)
Benefit to Educators
• WebServices
  – Provide Internet-based access to
    customized geodatabases
  – Technical support for our webservices
  – Consultation on design and implement
    of geodatabases
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.
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
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
Contact Information
•   http://www.geotechcenter.org
•   Phillip Davis, pdavis@delmar.edu
•   Ann Johnson, ajohnson@esri.com
•   John J. Nelson, j2pro@aol.com
•   Leti Clark, lclark@delmar.edu
•   Phone: 361.698-1402

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