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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has issued the first certificates in its one-year geographic information systems program.

Seven students received the professional certification from the 18-credit program, which began this past fall.

For those who are unclear: this is NOT professional certification in the sense of GISP or becoming at Esri Certfied whatever. It's really too bad the language is so close.

- Wausau Daily Herald

UWSP is also offering self-paced online first GIS course for ArcGIS 10.1 for $250 and a face to face course in GIS in forestry.

- Wisconsin SCO

The GeoTech Center reports that  presentations (PDF) from Jefferson Technical and Community College's GeoEd Conference and Workshops in Louisville KY are online here.

- via GeoTech Center

The ISD Geospatial Office [Alabama] is hosting a training workshop that has the GIS Professional in mind and will focus on career, management and leadership skills. Join us at the AUM campus ( on Friday, July 6th. No cost to attend. 

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 04:19 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has shut down the facility where its staff created a three-dimensional model used in planning the raid against Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

NGA said the decision was driven by belt tightening and that it will outsource three-dimensional modeling work to private companies on an as-needed basis.

The facility in Newington, VA had been run by a contractor for eight years.

- Defense News

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 03:56 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Yes, there's a book about how to run an apps contest aimed at non-profits and government agencies. The $25 mini-book aims to save you the fees of consultants.

via @timoreilly

The Applied Geography Specialty Group (AGSG) [of AAG] announces a new award competition for development of innovative Applied Geography class exercises. We invite both faculty members and graduate students who are AAG members to submit an innovative class exercise designed for undergraduate classes on an applied geography topic with either a fictional or real-world client specified in the exercise. The subject matter topic of the exercise is open. Any data used in the exercise should be freely available on the internet OR be available for posting on the Applied Geography Specialty group website. The exercise can be single or multi-person authored. One prize ($500) will be awarded for the best exercise.

Updated deadline (I'm told, website has the old one as I write this): June 29, 2012.

- website via GeoTech Center

Trimble is holding a student (undergrad/masters only) paper competition.

To enter, submit your completed entry form below with a written paper of 1500 words or more. The paper must describe an application and use of Trimble Survey equipment. All papers must be submitted in the English language, in Microsoft Word format.

The winner gets a trip to the Trimble Dimensions Conference in November in Vegas and will present a 45-60 PowerPoint presentation there. The student's school will receive equipment. Read the rules caefully;  I think this is the first set of rules where I read the word "bogus." Papers due: August 26, 2012. 

- rules

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/20 at 03:03 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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