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Geospatial Technology February 27, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

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 What is your community?  

Map@Syst is a community of practice devoted to the outreach and education for geospatial technologies and their application to today's world. The Map@Syst community provides information on using geospatial technologies and how geospatial technologies are making a difference in peoples’ lives. Map@Syst is responsible for the Geospatial Technology resource area within eXtension.

 How did your community get started? 

The Map@syst resource team began it's collaboration as an outreach and education effort through the National Geospatial Technology Extension Network (NGTEN) to provide clientele and other Internet visitors with a single source of reliable and up-to-date information. We strive to provide baseline information on geospatial technologies, a knowledge base of frequently asked questions, and access to science based peer reviewed articles and guides.

 What does your community provide? 

We are developing on-line learning modules that you can use, or direct others to as a learning resource. Initial on-line modules focus on basic information about geospatial technologies, and future courses will focus on specific tasks and techniques.

 How can I join your community? 

Map@Syst is composed of a variety of of users of geospatial technologies, including outreach specialist, educators and practitioners. While many members of Map@Syst are based in academia, we are actively seeking members is all disciplines and sectors .

Check out our Participating in Map@Syst brochure

 To join our community, follow the directions below 

For people with a Cooperative Extension affiliation (see list below), go ahead and Sign up for your eXtension ID. Make sure to check Map@Sys as one of your Communities of Practice.

  • U.S. Cooperative Extension system
  • Land-Grant Institutions
  • U.S. Government personnel affiliated with Cooperative Extension
  • Extension-related organizations working on projects with Cooperative Extension staff 
  • State colleges

For people without a Cooperative Extension affiliation

 How can my project / grant partner with your community? 

Map@Syst is interested in partnering with organizations to provide assistance in the application of geospatial technologies, including technical support, outreach and article review.

Check out our Collaborating with Map@Syst brochure

To initiate a collaboration, please get in touch with a Map@Syst leadership team member in your region of the country, or contact Shane Bradt.

 Who makes up the community's leadership team? 

Map@Syst experts are here to work directly with you through this online resource that enables you to have access to a virtual network of experts who have volunteered to act as a resource in this fast paced environment.

Content Manager and Point of Contact:
Shane Bradt
, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Leadership Team Members:
Ken Bates
, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY
Stewart Bruce, Washington College, Chestertown, MD
Cary Chadwick, University of Connecticut, Haddam, CT
Greg Bonynge, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Patricia Harveson, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
Amy Hays, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Gatesville, TX
Aimee Mandeville, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Nathan Mattox, City of Columbia, MO
John McGee, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
John Nowatzki, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Barron Orr, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Leslie Pelch, Vermont Center for Geographic Information, VT
Frank Wideman, University of Missouri, Perryville, MO
Shannon White, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


 A map of our community members 


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