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November 2009

  • GIS Day a Success at Atlantic Cape Atlantic Cape joined the worldwide Geographic Information Systems Day Nov. 18, with celebrations at all three campuses. GIS is a computer-based mapping tool that takes information from a database about locations such as streets, buildings, water features and terrain, and turns it into visual layers. GIS is used in finding the best location to establish a business, for emergency management, crime prevention, environmental management and many other uses.
    Speakers included Dr. Laramie Potts, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Atlantic Cape's Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor; Matt Martini, Senior Account Representative for the Philadelphia Region's Environmental Systems Research Institute; Ann Jeffers, Geographic Coordinator for U.S. Census Bureau Philadelphia Region; and Officer Joseph Latigona, Medford Township Police Department.
    Held each year for the past decade on the Wednesday of National Geographic Society's Geography Awareness Week, GIS Day is a global grassroots celebration of the innovative technology that uses geography to bring countless benefits.

October 2009

  • Otto Hernandez in the news Otto Hernandez, Associated Dean for Technical Studies Institute and GIS Program was interviewed by Comcast cable company on October 28, 2009. During the interview Otto talked about what is GIS and its importance, what Atlantic Cape Community College is doing in the area of GIS, and also about our 2009 GIS Day. If you want to see the video of the interview, go to YouTube and type in Otto in the search box.
  • NextGen provides potential for new college programs
    Press of Atlantic City news article, October 17, 2009

September 2009

  • Dr. Laramie Potts. This year, Atlantic Cape's Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor is Dr. Laramie Potts. Dr. Potts is a Specialist in LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and geodesy Assistant Professor for the Department of Engineering Technology at NJIT (New Jersey Institute of Technology) in Newark, New Jersey. He served as presenter/exhibitor at our 2008 GIS Day event last November. He also recently gave a presentation entitled "Geospatial Technology: Impact on Education and Environment" at the Atlantic Cape Faculty In-Service Day in August. This semester, Dr. Potts begins assisting us in the development of our new GIS Program and will be joining us on a few other projects as well. In the Spring 2010 semester, he will be adjunct teaching here at the college. We are all excited to have Dr. Laramie Potts on board!
  • 2009 GIS Day. We are working in the planning of our Second GIS Day. Last year, we had a very successful event where our students and our community had the opportunity to learn about Geographic Information System. This year even is going to be on November 18, 2009 and promises to be a very exciting one. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or want to participate, please, contact the Office of GIS at Atlantic Cape Community College.

August 2009

  • New Office of GeoWEP: We just established the office of GeoWEP and hired Lynda Kamnansone as our Office Coordinator, and Luis Olivieri, as the Senior Manager. They both will be working under the supervision of Otto Hernandez, Associate Dean, Technology Studies Institute and GIS Programs
  • GIST101: Atlantic Cape Community College, at the Mays Landing and Cape May Campuses, is going to be offering the Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) this coming Fall Semester 2009. The course, GIST101, is an elective course intended to provide the necessary skills to deal with GIS in multidisciplinary areas such as natural, environmental and social sciences, hospitality management, history, social work, public safety, health, real estate, criminal justice, engineering, military sciences, and others.

Requirement: Students are required to have basic computer skills.