The Maine Geospatial Institute--A statewide collaboration for workforce development, education, and research to facilitate economic growth
January 2018 - December 2021
- University of Maine System
The Maine Geospatial Institute is a statewide collaborative of the seven University of Maine System (UMS) campuses developed to support economic growth, workforce development, education and research in geospatial technologies used in transportation, municipal and county government, environmental services, resource management, and utilities. Maine has a significant geospatial technology sector, and training students to understand and use these technologies will prepare them for diverse careers. We also are committed to taking this workforce development out of the campus and classroom and into the surrounding communities through K-12 and continuing education opportunities and workshops and clinics to increase literacy in spatial science. Our efforts are concentrated in three areas: Education and Research; Information, Technology Transfer and Infrastructure; and Community Outreach. The MGI will link the education and research sector to industry, facilitating technology transfer, project collaboration, and research and development partnerships. The MGI is a collaboration of the seven campuses of the University of Maine System, with partnerships to be developed with state and federal agencies, industries, municipalities, and other universities in Maine.