Remote Applications Gis Oct 2009Presentation Transcript
Supporting Remote Application Access Through Virtualization Services Vince DiNoto – co-PI [email_address] Phil Davis – PI [email_address] Funded by National Science Foundation DUE 0801893
National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence Empowering colleges to expand the geospatial workforce. Vince DiNoto – co-PI [email_address] Phil Davis – PI [email_address] Funded by National Science Foundation DUE 0801893
Spatial Thinking vs. Jobs
What are the educational requirements?
Where are the jobs?
What are the tasks?
What is spatial literacy?
What is the GeoTech Center
An NSF funded ATE National Center of Excellence
Single point of contact for two year colleges
A Geospatial curriculum repository
A data warehouse (data, static maps, dynamic maps)
A best practice in Geospatial
GeoTech Center Players
How do you teach GIS which requires specialized software?
Reason an Issue
Requires a Community College student be on Campus for assignments
Reduces content which can be covered in a class to give time for laboratory experience
Software (with expirations) installation problems took more time explaining to students how to install, instead of teaching content
Attempts at Solutions
Using ArcIMS and web application on IMS Server
Limited GIS, for the higher end required the installing of a plug-in that was not easy to do, difficult to set-up IMS box
Limited GIS and data must be KML format
Still limits GIS, but can add layer files
Develop a web based terminal server at a low cost
JCTC Professional IT staff
No software to install
Full functional version of ArcGIS 9.3.1
Patch single copy as updates needed
Other software the students might need to complete the course