GIS in Education

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Linking Educators and the User Community GIS has become an important analytic tool and discipline in all levels of education. Please join us to learn how GIS is being used in informal and formal education and learn how you can help educators build programs that meet your workforce needs. The track will end with a panel and open discussion about ways we can create better links between educators and the user community.

The National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence--GeoTech Center

The GeoTech Center is a new NSF-funded effort to provide America's two-year community colleges with support to expand and improve their academic geospatial programs. The GeoTech Center is now prepared to assist educators, learners, and industries in developing their programs to their fullest extent through innovative technologies, such as GIS as a Virtual Service, Arcwebservices Mapping, and other technology. Our collaboration of 12 colleges and universities coast to coast provides an unprecidented opportunity to improve geospatial education in the 21st century.

Presenter(s): 
Phillip Davis, Ann Johnson
Biography: 

Phillip Davis is a professor of computer science at Del Mar College, where he has taught since 1983. His research interest includes mobile computing and online learning. Phillip Davis has led two ATE grants and served as CoPI on two others, totaling $7M. He is a graduate of Texas A&M Corpus Christi holding the BS, MS, and PhD in Computer Science (Nova Southeastern). He is married to Kathleen Soch, MD and father to Thomas, Ann and John Howard. Phillip serves as the PI and Director of the GeoTech Center.

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