Date:  March 1, 2017  — Time:  3PM to 4PM


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.

Presenter Bio

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:

  1. Creation of GTCM
  2. Creation of MetaDACUM
  3. Course Assessment Tool
  4. Model Courses
  5. Personal Assessment Tools
  6. New Research and Developments