The NYS GIS Association
Professional Development – Webinars
Feb 22: The GISP: The Road To and Through an Exam
Date: Feb 22, 2017 — Time: 11AM to 12PM Register
GISCI began providing GIS professional certification in 2003 and launched the GISCI Core Technical Knowledge Exam® as an addition to the GISP certification in 2015. This session will focus on the value and growth of GIS professional certification, a description of the new Exam, and where GISCI and the GISP certification will go from here.
Presenter: Bill Hodge, GISP, Executive Director, GISCI
As a non-academic geographer with a degree in Chemistry, a Masters in Theology, a GIS Certificate from Penn State, and being a 2018 MGIS Candidate in their online program, while holding a GISP Certification since 2010, I am interested in and intrigued by all things geospatial! As Executive Director of GISCI, I am now responsible for helping to determine and direct the institute’s focus in its second decade of existence.
Mar. 1: Ten Model Courses of the GeoTech Center and Education Products
Date: March 1, 2017 --- Time: 3PM to 4PM Register
The National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center), developed the GTCM and revised it in 2014 and also developed a metaDACUM. From this information a course content tools was developed and used to develop 10 model course. The model courses were developed based on the input from numerous faculty from across the country. The 10 model courses have been developed into full courses that can be used as a turnkey resource or as individual components in other curriculum. The GeoTech Center recently released a personal assessment tool which provides individuals a way to reflect on their abilities in 44 content areas which are used in the preparation for the GISP exam. The conclusion will discuss new research and new products being produced.
Vincent A. DiNoto, Jr. is Dean of College and Systemic Initiatives and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Jefferson Community and Technical College. He is the Director/PI of the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence. Vince has been PI, co-PI and senior team member on numerous grants including being co-PI of three different national centers and Project Director of a regional center. He has created numerous courses including some of the first online offerings in Kentucky. He continues to do research areas which include Water Powered Mills (most recent article on the two great armories), the topography of Civil War Battlefields as well as the concept of Citizen Scientist (which allows non-scientist/technologist to collect valuable information). His degrees are in Physics from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. Vince’s hobbies include photography, biking, painting and visiting wineries. He is married to Cindy and they have two children.
Talk will include:
- Creation of GTCM
- Creation of MetaDACUM
- Course Assessment Tool
- Model Courses
- Personal Assessment Tools
- New Research and Developments
NYGeoCon2017 Oct. 17 – 19. SAVE THE DATE
What: 2017 NYGeoCon
When: October 17-19, 2017
Where: Convention Center in Lake Placid, NY
How to Register: Registration will open in the Summer of 2017!
Sponsor Information: Brochure
More information: Website
What is NYGeoCon?
For over 30 years Geospatial Professionals from throughout New York State and surrounding regions have been gathering to network, share and discover the latest in GIS and related technology. NYGeoCon is the premier New York State GIS conference. It occurs only once every two years and provides an opportunity for you to obtain training, see timely presentations, attend workshops and find out what your peers are doing.
The NYS GIS Association is pleased to announce that we have received a generous $10,000 grant from the Fund For the City of New York to determine the GIS needs and resources in local government throughout New York State. We look forward to furthering our mission to support development of GIS throughout New York State by embarking on this new endeavor.
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