Integrated Geospatial Education and
Technology Training - Remote Sensing (iGETT-Remote Sensing)
iGETT-Remote Sensing is a professional development program for faculty who teach Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Hands-on instruction focuses on:
- Identifying, downloading, and analyzing federal land remote sensing data
- Integrating remote sensing data with GIS to solve practical problems
- Addressing technician-level workforce needs
Topical applications include agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, disaster management, environmental science, forestry, urban planning, and water management. Instruction is based on skills and competencies that are aligned with industry needs, as identified by the National Science Foundation-funded GeoTech Center in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor. Training materials and student exercises developed by the project will be publicly available on the iGETT- Remote Sensing web site.
iGETT-Remote Sensing was funded in 2012 with a grant from the National Science Foundation(DUE# 1205069) to the National Council for Geographic Education, in collaboration with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the U.S. Geological Survey Landsat Project, and the GeoTech Center. It builds on the success of the first iGETT project, conducted 2007–2012. New participants will be welcome members of an active Community of Practice established during that time.
One cohort of 18 GIS instructors joined the project in February 2013, and a second will join in February 2014. Faculty interested in participating will benefit from visiting the iGETT website: http://igett.delmar.edu
Not accepting applications at this time
Project staff available to answer questions:
Osa Brand, National Council for Geographic Education: 703-201-6039; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeannie Allen, Sigma Space Corporation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: 240-460-0946; Jeannette.E.Allen@nasa.gov
Chris Cruz, Park Management, West Valley College: 408-741-2622; email@example.com
Rachel Headley, Landsat Project, U.S. Geological Survey: 605-594-6118; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Johnson, GeoTech Center: 909-583-3806; email@example.com