Implementing a New geospatial educational paradigm at michigan tech

Eugene Levin*, Robert Liimakka, Alfred Leick

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This paper presents the new geospatial educational paradigm being implemented at Michigan Technological University. The paradigm follows the traditional pyramid of building on solid undergraduate programs, providing several choices at the Master's level, and culminating with a Ph.D. program. In addition, an online component for continuing education courses on global positioning systems (GPS) and related subjects is available. The main characteristics of the paradigm are recognition of the need to be in close communication with professional groups, in particular the surveying community; pursuing active national and international participation; and fully utilizing modern Internet communication capabilities for instruction. The flexibility inherent in the design of the program makes it possible to adapt quickly to future needs in the surveying engineering profession and the geospatial industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalSurveying and Land Information Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


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