NOVA Completes Regional Geospatial Skills Survey

NOVA Completes Regional Geospatial Skills Survey

NOVA recently hosted a two-day workshop to identify the core duties and tasks of geospatial analysts in the northern Virginia region. The nine expert panel members represented not-for-profit firms, small companies, defense-related industry and county and federal government agencies. The workshop was facilitated by John Johnson, a well-recognized expert in the DACUM process. DACUM is an acronym for Developing A CUrriculuM, a methodology for translating … Continue reading NOVA Completes Regional Geospatial Skills Survey

Industry Sponsors Geospatial Leaders Program

Dr. Michael Krimmer, program head for Geospatial Studies at the Reston Center, has developed a partnership between NOVA, BAE Systems, SAIC and the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to underwrite NOVA’s Geospatial Leaders Summer Workshop. In its second year, the program is aimed at introducing high school students to GIS, remote sensing and GPS. Students also earn credit (CEU) and work on career development skills. … Continue reading Industry Sponsors Geospatial Leaders Program

Loudoun Campus

Loudoun Campus Partners with Public Library

NOVA’s Loudoun Campus and the Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) system has formed a partnership with the intent to build a network of resources and programs to further the strategic goals of both entities. LCPL will organize and publicize events at local libraries throughout Loudoun County, and NOVA will provide expert faculty to facilitate and lead these programs. One of the first programs to be … Continue reading Loudoun Campus Partners with Public Library

GIS Students Attend Federal Conference

Ten students from NOVA’s GeoSpatial Technology (GST) program attended the ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Federal User’s Conference held February 22 to 24 at the Washington Convention Center.  NOVA students were joined by nine Centreville High School seniors enrolled in James Madison’s GeoSpatial Semester program. Students attended technical workshops on GIS applications and learned about the exciting developments in geospatial technology. “These types of events … Continue reading GIS Students Attend Federal Conference

Dr. Michael Krimmer’s students and winners of the Geospatial Technology competition.

Krimmer’s Students Win First Place

Dual-enrolled students from Chantilly High School won first place in the statewide Geospatial Technology competition, a division of the 2011 Technology Student Associate (TSA) Technosphere Conference. The students—Briana Neuberger, Danielle Neuberger, Aaron Kim and Matthew Ziegler—are registered in NOVA’s Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses. The GIS program is housed in the Reston Center and headed by Dr. Michael Krimmer. As winners of the … Continue reading Krimmer’s Students Win First Place