What are your thoughts on starting a GIS Program

This week’s podcast topic is a quick discussion of some of our thoughts on starting a GIS Program. We were specifically talking about academic institutions without any geospatial technology classes, let alone a Geography major, but is an issue for anyone who is doing geospatial training. Since we only have a few minutes to talk about the question in the podcast, we only started talking about the topic. On that note we were wondering what your thoughts on not only figuring out what to teach students, but how to get buy-in from institutions and make connections with others in the field to increase student understanding and knowledge.

Share your thoughts in the comments.


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Jesse is Instructor in Geography and a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.