Join our community
Interested in joining Map@Syst and becoming part of our community?
Collaborate with our community
Interested in collaborating with Map@Syst on a grant or a project?
What is your community?
Map@Syst is a community of practice devoted to the outreach and education for geospatial technologies and their application to today's world. The Map@Syst community provides information on using geospatial technologies and how geospatial technologies are making a difference in peoples’ lives. Map@Syst is responsible for the Geospatial Technology resource area within eXtension.
How did your community get started?
The Map@syst resource team began it's collaboration as an outreach and education effort through the National Geospatial Technology Extension Network (NGTEN) to provide clientele and other Internet visitors with a single source of reliable and up-to-date information. We strive to provide baseline information on geospatial technologies, a knowledge base of frequently asked questions, and access to science based peer reviewed articles and guides.
What does your community provide?
We are developing on-line learning modules that you can use, or direct others to as a learning resource. Initial on-line modules focus on basic information about geospatial technologies, and future courses will focus on specific tasks and techniques.
Map@Syst is composed of a variety of of users of geospatial technologies, including outreach specialist, educators and practitioners. While many members of Map@Syst are based in academia, we are actively seeking members is all disciplines and sectors . For more information on joining Map@Syst, check out our Participating in Map@Syst brochure - To share | To print.
To join our community, follow the directions below
- U.S. Cooperative Extension system
U.S. Government personnel affiliated with Cooperative Extension
Extension-related organizations working on projects with Cooperative Extension staff
For people without a Cooperative Extension affiliation
- Get in touch with a member of the Map@Syst leadership team in your region of the country, or contact Shannon White.
Map@Syst is interested in partnering with organizations to provide assistance in the application of geospatial technologies, including technical support, outreach and article review. For more information on partnering, check out our Collaborating with Map@Syst brochure - To share | To print p.1 | To print p. 2.
Map@Syst experts are here to work directly with you through this online resource that enables you to have access to a virtual network of experts who have volunteered to act as a resource in this fast paced environment.
Amy Hays, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Gatesville, TX
John Nowatzki, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Greg Bonynge, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Stewart Bruce, Washington College, Washington
Shane Bradt, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Shannon White, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
John McGee, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Barron Orr, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Phil Rasmussen, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT
Chris Dillard, Auburn University, AL
Cary Chadwick, University of Connecticut, Haddam, CT
Aimee Mandeville, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Ken Bates, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY
Frank Wideman, University of Missouri, Perryville, MO
Patricia Harveson, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
A map of our community members