ESRI Development Center Program Universities

ESRI (CA, USA) has created a program for universities, designating particular departments in colleges nationwide as ESRI Development Centers (EDCs). This special status gives a qualifying department's professors and students the ability to apply their area of expertise in the development of ESRI's GIS technology. This recognition will be given to university departments that have exemplary programs focused on educating students to design and develop GIS applications using ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop or ArcGIS Server technology.   From software engineering and information technology to geography, business, and education, departments of all disciplines can be granted the EDC title. Becoming an EDC... (read more)
2008-03-14 11:18:09

High-resolution Earth Observation Data for Universities

ScanEx Center offers to the international education community the possibility to get the universal small-aperture ground station UniScan with licenses to receive 100 scenes of EROS A, 600 minutes of IRS-1D and the unlimited access to SPOT 4 images within the first year of station operations, all included.   Initial inclusion of the license into the functionality of the UniScan station (as per the agreement with Operators of the respective RS programs) will enable to significantly decrease the total cost of the ground station and of space images for the universities and to make telemetry license prices affordable.   In... (read more)
2009-04-28 08:58:11

Exploring the Power of Spatial Thinking

More than 700 educators, administrators, researchers, librarians, and museum professionals from more than 35 countries attended the ESRI Education User Conference (EdUC), from 2nd to 5th August 2008. The EdUC is an inspiring and collaborative forum designed specifically for the global education community to explore the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology across disciplines.   Conference attendees were able to participate in a wide variety of sessions and activities, from illustrated paper sessions, where GIS users creatively depict topics such as building a GIS program, to taking the technology for a test drive in the hands-on computer labs. The... (read more)
2008-08-18 04:38:39

Online Geospatial Training Portal Launched

GeoLearn, a start-up devoted to servicing the geospatial industry with online learning and continuing education credits, has announced that it has launched its website and training portal with an initial catalogue of 22 one-hour-long courses taught by industry-leading faculty members. Course topics available at launch include UAVs, ALTA/ACSM Land Title Surveys, and National Flood Plain Insurance. GeoLearn principal Joe Paiva said they want to provide quality professional development to satisfy continuing education requirements that also enables people to deliver services to their clients from a higher quality knowledge base. Geomatics professionals often have to get continuing education to satisfy licensing... (read more)
2014-02-27 09:51:35

Intergraph Challenges Students to Flex Their Geospatial Muscles

Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I), announced its inaugural Geospatial Challenge for students participating in Intergraph's global education programme, Intergraph U. With the rapidly growing geospatial advancements across multiple industries, Intergraph places great emphasis on involving future generations in key problem-solving activities to stay ahead of the curve and prepare them for what's ahead. In this challenge, students from around the world are asked to submit an abstract describing the scope of a problem, their geographical area of interest, and the dataset(s) and Intergraph solution(s) used. From the abstracts selected, qualifiers will provide a research paper and accompanying video demonstration... (read more)
2013-07-11 02:15:24

ATHENA Programme Update

Leica Geosystems updates its ATHENA Programme, involving GNSS and Structural Monitoring for non-profit organisations, with the Leica GR10 and Leica GMX902 GNSS receivers and the Leica AR10 and Leica AS10 GNSS antennas. ATHENA stands for ‘Advanced Technology for Higher-Education and Non-profit Associations' and has the objective of introducing the latest GNSS Reference Station and Monitoring technology to the academic and research communities. Any non-profit organisation providing education and scientific research involving GNSS and Structural Monitoring can benefit thanks to the Programme. The ATHENA Programme 2010 updates consists of a new set of Leica Geosystems GNSS Reference Station and Structural Monitoring... (read more)
2010-08-16 12:06:45

Aerial Photography in Classrooms

Wildgoose has developed two new products to support and promote the use of aerial photography in the classroom. A Local Area Explorers' Kit provides everything needed to conduct local area studies while the Using Our School Aeroimage Deskmats pack is designed to maximise the use of Wildgoose Our School Aeroimage Deskmats. Aeroimage Deskmats are available for anywhere in England and Wales plus selected areas in Scotland.     The Local Area Explorers' Kit contains 10 A4 aerial photographs centred on the school or other location of interest. Ordnance Survey mapping of the same locality, coupled with worksheets, 20 plus suggested... (read more)
2009-05-04 01:26:01

Leica Geosystems Announces New ATHENA Program

Leica Geosystems AG (Switzerland) has announced the launch of Networked Reference Station ATHENA Program, aimed at selected Universities, Research Organisations and UNAVCO members with the goal of introducing GPS Reference Station Network technology to the academic and research communities, thereby facilitating its use for both teaching and scientific research purposes. Leica Geosystems’ GPS Reference Station hardware and software products are used for supporting real-time high-accuracy positioning through the provision of RTK and DGPS corrections, providing GPS datasets for post-processing campaigns and defining regional and national geodetic coordinate datums. ATHENA stands for ‘Affordable Technology for Higher-Education and Non-profit Associations’, and is... (read more)
2005-11-18 12:00:00

United Nations University / ESRI Collaboration

ESRI and United Nations University (UNU) have approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the university's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. They will collaborate on research, create Centres of Excellence, promote the exchange of graduate students, and provide geographic information system (GIS) training opportunities within and by UNU. "This agreement will promote enhanced spatial information use in UNU's research and education initiatives," said UNU rector and under-secretary-general of the United Nations professor Konrad Osterwalder. "It will also support the increased presence of young researchers at UNU campuses and complement existing and planned research and education programs."Adds Michael Gould, ESRI director of... (read more)
2010-02-22 09:33:02

GI_Forum: Final Call for Papers

The organisers of GI_Forum, the symposium and exhibition on innovative research and learning in GIS with a focus on hardware, software, orgware and brainware for the GIS community, have issued a final call for papers. GI_Forum will be hosted by the University of Salzburg, Austria, from 2 to 5 June 2013. The interdisciplinary GI_Forum attracts an international GIS audience with the goal of promoting interest in translating theory, methods and techniques into a broad range of GI application domains. Young researchers are especially invited to contribute and discuss their research. Together with recognised scientists they will find a vibrant community... (read more)
2013-01-16 10:39:47
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