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Articles | Volume XLIV-M-2-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-M-2-2020, 69–72, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-M-2-2020-69-2020
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLIV-M-2-2020, 69–72, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLIV-M-2-2020-69-2020

  17 Nov 2020

17 Nov 2020

DEVELOPING GEOSPATIAL SCIENTISTS – USING STUDENTS AS PARTNERS IN DRONE RESEARCH

T. McKee and L. Hashemi-Beni T. McKee and L. Hashemi-Beni
  • Department of Geomatics and Built Environment, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Keywords: Geospatial, Students, Research, Data, GIS, Drone, Education, STEM

Abstract. The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts geospatial careers to increase much faster than average (15%) from 2018 to 2028 with no additional on-the-job training expected. Geospatial professionals can assist in promoting these career opportunities by mentoring high school students through real-world and transferable-skill building activities. The aim is to enhance students’ awareness and stimulate their interest towards STEM education and careers, especially in geospatial data analytics. This area of study incorporates a variety of modern-day tools for analyzing and mapping the Earth. The technology used offers a radically different way in which geospatial scientist produce and use the geospatial information required to manage a large variety of communities and industries.