Expanding and maturing a profession: Geospatial Intelligence from essentials to proficiency.

Authors: CAMELIA KANTOR*, USGIF
Topics: Careers and professional development, Higher Education, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: Geospatial intelligence, credentialing, education and training continuum model
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Wilson A, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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While formalized in government, Geospatial Intelligence is relatively new to academia and private industry. At least sixteen universities have already aligned their curricula to the Geospatial Intelligence Essential Body of Knowledge currently used as a common framework for industry needed competencies from essentials to expertise levels. This presentation will outline a comprehensive model for building discipline specific competencies from the K-12 up to professional careers. The model was built with support from academic, government and industry leaders and links k-12, higher education, and certification in an emerging profession.

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