Esri Education Manager Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

The American National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence, also known as the GeoTech Center, has selected Esri education manager Joseph Kerski as the recipient of its third annual Lifetime Achievement in Geospatial Two-Year College Education Award. Reserved for individuals with distinguished careers advancing geographic education at two-year colleges, the honour is synonymous with exemplary instruction, innovation in teaching methods, mentoring and support of students, development of educational and workforce partnerships, community outreach and leadership. Vincent DiNoto Jr., GeoTech Center director,said he believes the efforts of Kerski to improve the skills of learners in geospatial technology have been truly remarkable. He has... (read more)
2016-06-20 04:53:05

Abu Dhabi Education Council Honoured at Esri EdUC

At this year's Esri Education User Conference (EdUC), Dr. Michael Gould, Esri director of education for industry solutions, presented the Making a Difference in Education Award to His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaili, director general, Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). The annual conference provides the opportunity to exchange information and ideas among educators and to honour individuals and organisations for their exceptional work in implementing geographic information system (GIS) solutions. GIS is used at ADEC to help it implement its ten-year strategic plan. This includes•Analysing the use of current school buildings•Planning the location of new schools•Reducing student performance gaps between... (read more)
2010-08-16 11:13:45

Maptek Honours Mining Education Pioneer with University Donation

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) has received a USD280,000 donation from Maptek, a leading software and services provider to the mining industry. Maptek and the SDSM&T have created the Ziggy Hladysz Maptek Endowment in honour of the recently retired Dr Zbigniew (Ziggy) Hladysz, long-time professor and mentor to mining and engineering students. The endowment, which will be managed by the SDSM&T Foundation, will be used for Mining Engineering Department scholarships and to maintain the Maptek Advanced Mine Design Center. The lab, which was unveiled in 2008, serves about 200 mining, engineering and geology students. It is... (read more)
2013-05-01 09:20:11

Education Sessions "Earth from Space - The Most Effective Solutions"

RDC ScanEx (Russia), one of two organisers of the International Conference \"Earth from Space - The Most Effective Solutions\", has made available its education session program. Educational session will be held at two locations: in Vatutinki Moscow Region recreation complex and Cosmonautics Memorial Museum. The educational session conference will be attended by representatives of secondary and higher educational institutions, research and development organisations, cultural community, pilot-cosmonauts and mass media.Organisation and activities of the educational session are supported by the Russian Cosmonautics Federation.December 6 - Vatutinki Moscow Region recreation center1. Workshop “Micro Satellites for Science and Education…”2. Master Class hosted by... (read more)
2007-03-29 02:37:37

GIS for Science Research and Education in Kuwait

SuperGIS Desktop 3 Lab Kit and GIS Learning CD, developed by SuperGeo, have been selected by the College of Science, Kuwait University, to establish a GIS platform that serves as a tool for conducting science-related research and improving the teaching quality. Kuwait University is the country’s only university with 16 colleges, including Law, Science, Art, Education and Engineering. To provide future generations with access to higher education and empower them with sufficient scientific knowledge to fulfil local workforce demands, the university is continuously upgrading its equipment and striving for research excellence. Featuring abundant GIS tools, SuperGIS Desktop 3 makes it... (read more)
2012-09-28 12:00:00

DJI and Polytechnic University of Turin Join Forces in Education and Research

DJI, a leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, in order to establish an official partnership in the fields of education and research. Celebrating the partnership, DJI has launched a short film that shows how drones are being used in a theoretical and practice-oriented academic environment. The Polytechnic University of Turin is one of the most prestigious Italian and international public education and research institutions and pioneers the latest technology in all sectors of architecture and engineering. It has been involved in drone technology since 2006.... (read more)
2018-12-05 11:35:18

Cartography in the Classroom

The ICA has long held the view that a commitment to cartographic education is needed to ensure the continuing vibrancy of the discipline. A Commission on Education and Training has existed for almost as long as ICA itself: its work will be reported in a future column. This month we offer a more reflective commentary on education. As one of the five main pillars of activity which contribute to ICA’s work (Art, Education, Professional Practice, Science & Technology, Society) it is clear that education has a high profile. The ongoing development of cartographic syllabi, both on-line and in formal programmes,... (read more)
2007-06-14 12:00:00

Preferred Backgrounds: Engineering and Geography

Developments in Geomatics Education (4)
In the March issue of GIM International we started a series on Developments in Geomatics Education, to be continued over forthcoming issues. One interesting topic here is the background of people working in organisations using Geo-Information Technology (GIT) as their primary tool to support and streamline company business processes. GITA recently released a report that provides a wealth of interesting and insightful statistics; hereunder some further analysis and discussion. The Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), a not-for-profit organisation, based in Aurora, USA, has published the annual Geospatial Technology Report for eight years now (see textbox). The new report for... (read more)
2007-03-21 12:00:00

Geomatics at TU Delft

Developments in Geomatics Education (6)
Collecting, processing, managing and distributing information and transforming it into relevant support for decision making constitutes the nerve system of society at local, regional, national and global scale. Of increasing importance is information bound to certain locations at, above or beneath the surface of the earth. The tools, techniques and theoretical background for acquiring, processing, managing and disseminating geo-information constitute the discipline of Geomatics. TU Delft expertise in geomatics originates from a long tradition of education in Geodesy offered over fifty years at both BSc and MSc level until 2004. Since 2005 Geomatics at TU Delft has been offered as... (read more)
2007-05-15 12:00:00

ITC and UNU

Developments in Geomatics Education (8)
In 2005 ITC (International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation) Enschede, the Netherlands, became an associated institution of the United Nations University (UNU) in a co-operation focused on disaster management and land administration. Described here are the role of UNU and the ITC contribution. For 32 years now the United Nations University (UNU) has been delivering research and capacity building to resolve global problems of concern to the United Nations (UN), its peoples and member states. UNU, an autonomous UN organ with as rector a UN under-secretary, fosters intellectual co-operation among scholars, scientists and practitioners, especially in the developing... (read more)
2007-07-07 12:00:00
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