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How geospatial technology improves response efforts after natural disasters and other events

Penn State online program helps emergency management teams compare social media feeds, drone video and satellite images of an area before and after a disaster. Learn more about this application.

Air Force captain sees Penn State degree as pathway to working in GIS

Katherine Meckler, a captain in the United States Air Force, navigates a successful military career while maintaining a 4.0 GPA through Penn State World Campus. Read the story to learn more about Katherine's service and studies. 

Award-winning geospatial program celebrates 20 years of service to adult learners

Penn State's Online Geospatial Education program is known for continually updating its curriculum to address emerging trends. Learn how this award-winning program is recognizing its past while preparing for the future.

Geospatial intelligence students boost careers with online program

These unique students are looking to expand their experience and knowledge with the Master of Geographic Information Systems. Learn more about Dan and Ericka.

MGIS graduate leads FBI's geospatial team for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Parrish Henderson, Penn State World Campus graduate and 13-year Army veteran, is leading the FBI's geospatial team, which collaborates with U.S. and international agencies and governments to provide safety for athletes and attendees. Learn more about Parrish's story.

Quink recognized with 2016 Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence

Tyson J. Quink, a student in the Penn State World Campus Master's in Geographic Information Systems program, is the 2016 recipient of the annual Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence. Tyson received his bachelor's in GIS from West Point and formerly served as a platoon leader in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Read more about Tyson's recognition.

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