Maptek Supports Education

Maptek has established two USD2,500 scholarship awards for students at the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado. Scholarships for Mining Engineering and Geology/Geological Engineering will be awarded to undergraduate students who maintain a minimum GPA and satisfactory academic progress. Maptek also continues to support the South Dakota School of Mines Department of Mining Engineering and Management with valuable equipment donations.   ‘Maptek is eager to support students,' says Jon Larson, General Manager, North America, ‘they bring many new ideas to the mining industry. It's inspiring for all of us.' On the image is Christie Sava, associate director of Corporate... (read more)
2011-08-10 01:47:39

Geomatics Education in Australia

Developments in Geomatics Education (7)
Surveying/geomatics education programmes for the training of professional surveyors in Australia were introduced in each state in the second half of the twentieth century, replacing an articled pupil system that had operated for more than a century. There are currently about 1,100 equivalent full-time undergraduate geomatics students in the eight four-year geomatics programmes, with approximately two hundred graduating each year. The preferred optimum would be twice that number. Reduced government funding and declining enrolment on geomatics courses have put education institutions under increased pressure to rationalise their programmes, resulting in reduced staff numbers and, in some cases, closures. Formal programmes... (read more)
2007-06-14 12:00:00

Foresight in Survey Education

GPS Teaching Outreach
It's no secret that GPS systems have changed surveying. To keep pace with industry, international educational systems need to teach students how to use GPS systems and modern survey equipment, such as robotic total-stations. Within the framework of the Educational Partnership Program more than five hundred educational institutions in North and South America and Europe have been supplied with Topcon survey and GPS equipment.   Surveyors using GPS equipment can do much more work in less time; using a GPS system means that a survey project that formerly took a crew five days is now completed in just three, with... (read more)
2009-12-04 11:40:27

Global Climate Change Education Awards

NASA has awarded USD7.7 million in cooperative agreements to seventeen organisations across the United States to enhance learning through the use of NASA's Earth science resources. The selected organisations include colleges and universities, non-profit groups, and a community college. The winning proposals in the Global Climate Change Education Awards illustrated innovative approaches to using NASA content in elementary, secondary and undergraduate teaching, and lifelong learning. The proposals emphasised engaging students in NASA Earth observation data and Earth system models, and providing climate-related research experiences for teachers and undergraduate students.Each cooperative agreement is expected to leverage NASA's unique contributions in climate... (read more)
2010-08-18 09:33:23

Recognition of Cross-border Education

On 1-2 November the Group on Earth Observations members, ITC, and ISPRS Commission VI organised an executive seminar on the recognition of cross-border education initiatives at ITC in Enschede, the Netherlands. The seminar brought together providers of (international and cross-border) capacity building such as representatives of the ITC initiated GI-NET network and the Directors of the Regional Training Centres affiliated to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. They discussed their experiences with experts in recognition (credential valuation and accreditation) and governance (quality assurance) of higher education qualifications, and professionals from the EO and GI sectors.   The highly successful... (read more)
2007-11-12 12:26:03

Supporting Geomatics Education in Uruguay

While reading the latest Spanish edition of GIM International (June 2016) I came across an article expressing concern about the ability of education and geomatics to solve some of the main problems of our times. That article (‘La Educación es clave/Education is key’) encouraged me to write about some initiatives that are being supported in Uruguay and to somehow try to answer the questions raised in the aforementioned article. By Sergio Acosta y Lara, Geomatics Department at the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP), Uruguay One such initiative is the development of gvSIG Batoví, a geographic information system (GIS)... (read more)
2016-09-28 03:59:40

West Virginia Expands STEM Education

The adoption of ESRI's geographic information system (GIS) software statewide marks the next step for West Virginia in doing its part in the national effort to expand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.     According to Charlie Fitzpatrick, K-12 education manager at ESRI, "More and more states see value in GIS for all students, in all grades and subject areas, because it fosters integrative thinking, analysis, problem solving, and communication. These are critical skills students must master not only to make the most of social studies and STEM education but also to become effective workers and informed citizens."... (read more)
2010-01-18 01:31:08

A World of Cartographic Education

The ICA Education Commission reported last year in these pages on educational resources for cartography on the web. The ongoing project of creating material, summarising and presenting links to worldwide initiatives in cartographic education forms part of the commission's website at 1 Further content includes a regularly updated list of conventional cartographic courses in higher education around the world, and a set of academic papers relevant to education and training.     Cartographic Education The Commission has also been active in soliciting reports on cartographic education from a number of countries. These reveal a picture varying in strength and opportunity,... (read more)
2009-01-12 03:29:21

The Importance of Continuous Education

How Fugro Academy Advances the Company’s Business
It is now well over ten years since Fugro Academy opened its doors within Fugro as a focal point for learning and development for the company’s 10,000-plus employees, who specialise in providing geoinformation and asset integrity services to a global client base. So, what is Fugro Academy and how does it contribute to the ongoing education and professional development of the largely technical workforce? Andrew McNeill, global talent development manager at Fugro, explains more. Fugro Academy was established in late 2006. Around that time, Fugro was working in a very buoyant market, particularly for services related to oil and gas,... (read more)
2018-02-14 10:27:53
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