Envisioning a National Geospatial Technology Resource Center

The primary goal of this project was to develop a vision and plan for a national geospatial technology resource center in order to facilitate the development of curriculum, network technical expertise, and serve as a clearinghouse for products and services that will meet the needs of students, educators, government, business, and industry across a wide spectrum of disciplines. This project formed a steering committee of leaders in geospatial education to research issues critical to industry and education. These issues included: workforce needs, geospatial core competencies, certification, curriculum, pedagogy, educational pathways (including articulation and internships), professional development, communication, geospatial awareness and diversity, globalization and regionalize, future trends, and the qualities of a successful ATE Center.