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Mobile GIS in a Multidisciplinary Academic Center

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Information Systems and Computing Potpourri

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Computing & Information Technology

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22.1068.1 - 22.1068.8



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Guy Johnson Rochester Institute of Technology

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Professor Guy Johnson, Professor in the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, Rochester Institute
of Technology (RIT). He has served as a faculty member at RIT for 36 years in STEM disciplines of Computer Science, Information Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology and now
in Multidisciplinary Studies. In addition to faculty duties in these departments, he has held faculty
administrative roles as Department Chair, Director, and Vice-Dean for programs in information
technology and engineering technology. He gained extensive experience with multidisciplinary
degrees while serving in these roles and as the Director of the National Technology Training
Center for the K-12 program and pre-engineering program Project Lead The Way.

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Mobile GIS in a Multidisciplinary Academic CenterThe evolution of mobile Geographic Information Systems (GIS), merging GPS technologies andlocation based computing, have led to new and exciting approaches to problem solving in STEMcareers. The Center for Multidisciplinary Studies at the XXX-deleted for blind review-XXX hasdeveloped graduate and undergraduate courses in Mobile GIS that are part of a six course set ofgeospatial technology courses available to students across the Institute.Internet access and microelectronic data sensing have led to an abundance of raw data based onlocation specific measurements. Researchers and their students in many scientific andengineering disciplines are using this technological capability but need to further develop theability to synthesize knowledge from their measurements. GIS systems provide the capability toanalyze measurements gathered in the field based on their value and location, to carry the resultsof processing location information to the field in a visual form for both data acquisition andupdating, and to enable the coordination of research team activities in a wide ranging work area.The capability to effectively summarize and draw inferences in order to transform this raw datainto useful knowledge is critical to students in many undergraduate curricula. This paper willdescribe the topics covered in the Mobile GIS courses, the expected learning objectives, and avariety of student project experiences when working in a multidisciplinary environment..

Johnson, G. (2011, June), Mobile GIS in a Multidisciplinary Academic Center Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18747

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