13. Geospatial Education at US Community Colleges

  1. David J. Unwin2,
  2. Kenneth E. Foote3,
  3. Nicholas J. Tate4 and
  4. David DiBiase5
  1. Ann Johnson

Published Online: 10 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch13

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education

How to Cite

Johnson, A. (2011) Geospatial Education at US Community Colleges, in Teaching Geographic Information Science and Technology in Higher Education (eds D. J. Unwin, K. E. Foote, N. J. Tate and D. DiBiase), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119950592.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Geography, Birkbeck College, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geography, Campus Box 260, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO 80309 USA

  3. 4

    Department of Geography, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH UK

  4. 5

    John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, 418 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Penn State University, University Park PA 16802 USA

Author Information

  1. National Geospatial Technology Center, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX 78404, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470748565

Online ISBN: 9781119950592

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Keywords:

  • geospatial education, US colleges;
  • AACC;
  • geospatial education;
  • community college mission;
  • computer-aided drafting (CAD);
  • GIS, and community colleges;
  • GIS, 21st Century project;
  • NSF and GIS access grant;
  • GeoTech Center website;
  • thinking, visualization, Google Earth

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The community college mission

  • Early adopters of GIS at community colleges

  • Later adopters

  • Development of geospatial curricula and programs

  • National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence – the GeoTech Center

  • Future geospatial education at community colleges

  • References