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NOVA Loudoun Campus is On the (Loudoun County) Map!

The former address for the NOVA Loudoun Campus (1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway) is gone!

Loudoun County informed NOVA that we needed to change the campus address to conform to the county’s address regulations (and the county’s GIS and 9-1-1 database).
As of January 9, 2014 the LO Campus official address is 21200 Campus Drive, Sterling, VA 20164.

As you drive around campus you will see the new road signs that have been installed. Ring Road is now Ankers Shop Circle. Logan Way will be the new west entrance.

Keep an eye on Google Earth, NAVTEQ and similar services. It will be interesting to see how quickly the changes are made to these spatial databases.

GOL 135 Building Stones of the National Mall

The Geology Department is offering a 1 credit hour class on October 20 (October 21 rain date) from 9am until 6pm touring “over 20 national Mall sites, considering the geologic history of the DC region, and the rocks used to construct the federal buildings and monuments located there.”  You can access information about this class through NOVA’s website.  You can also ask the instructor, Dr. Rasmussen, questions via email:  krasmussen@nvcc.edu or by phone (703) 323-2139.  Class space is limited.

GeoSpatial Students visit ESRI Federal Users Conference


Centreville High School's JMU GeoSpatial Semester Students at FEDU

Ten students from NOVA’s GeoSpatial Technology (GST) program attended the ESRI Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Federal User’s Conference held 22-24 February 2012 at the Washington, D.C. convention center.  NOVA students were joined by 9 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.  Students got to see first-hand the many applications of geospatial technology across the federal government.  Examples ranged from modeling the loss of sea ice in Polar Regions, to forecasts of crop yields, to homeland defense.  NOVA students also staffed the college’s booth on the trade-show flow, discussing NOVA’s GST program with more than 100 interested individuals.  The conference proved a great opportunity for students to practice networking skills, and get resumes out to potential employers.

From left to right: Gustavo Zastrow Ruiz, Mark Smith, Melanie Feliciano, Charlotte FritzCentreville High School JMU GeoSpatial Semester Students at FEDUC