ASPRS has created the Partners in Education Program to support the Society’s effort to educate students from K through 14 as well as the public about the modern uses of remote sensing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and photogrammetry. The ASPRS mission is to advance the knowledge of and improve the understanding about the mapping sciences and to promote the responsible applications of photogrammetry remote sensing GIS and supporting technologies. Through the Partners in Education Program ASPRS Sustaining Members provide direct support to the ASPRS education agenda through tax-free donations.

Current ASPRS Partners in Education include:

Leica Geosystems, — through a donation that doubled the printing of the ASPRS career brochure “Shape the Future: Careers in Imaging and Geospatial Information and Science Technology.”
ESRI Inc. — through a donation that supported the promulgation of information and general awareness of geographic information science in Latin America through the Inter-American Development Bank.

IAEGS – The Institute for Advanced Education in Geospatial Sciences
IAEGS is a collaborative learning center housed at The University of Mississippi which is developing a repository of dynamic online courseware specific to Earth science education and its application. The curriculum of 30 online courses authored by leading industry and academic experts within the remote sensing/GIS community has been developed in part through our ASPRS Partnership in Education which has provided guidance and expertise in curriculum definition and design and review of ongoing developments.

The courses are designed to meet the educational needs of academia industry and government. By amplifying current learning models with virtual classrooms institutions of any size or budget will be able to offer a Remote Sensing/GIS curriculum to meet the demand of an increased academic and professional pool in the geospatial arena.

IAEGS is ready to deliver its first wave of online geospatial courses. Visit our website to view the course curriculum and to obtain current information on available courses.

Other ASPRS Sustaining Member companies are encouraged to follow this lead and become ASPRS Partners in Education. For information on how to become a Partner contact Kimberly Tilley ASPRS Communications Director at or call 301-493-0290 ext. 103.