EASTON, MD (5/2/2019) – High school students from Queen Anne’s County Public Schools recently visited AXIS GeoSpatial Companies’ headquarters in Easton, MD for GIS Career Day. The students involved are enrolled in the County’s Introductory or Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses, where they are exposed to the fundamental concepts and applications of GIS, spatial data, and GIS software packages. Students of the advanced course learn the skills for map development and cartographic design, spatial analysis and data visualization, while also developing an understanding of geo-processing tools and models to prepare for the ESRI ArcGIS Desktop entry exam certification.
As a provider of geospatial data for GIS and other applications, AXIS GeoSpatial presented students with exposure to the beginning of the geospatial industry’s food-chain. Employees from AXIS’ aviation department explained the various aerial acquisition techniques, while the map production department shared some information on the processing aspects required to deliver finished products to clients. Students learned about the industry and emerging technologies, what types of data AXIS provides, and applications for geospatial data in today’s world.
Adam Tolley, Supervisor of Instruction for Queen Anne’s County Public Schools shared “Its always beneficial for students to see the real-life application of the skills they are introduced to in school. It gives them a sense of direction and opens them up to a field of potential employment options after graduation. We truly appreciate AXIS’ graciousness in allowing our students to get a first hand look at what goes on within the organization.”
Justin Lahman, CEO of AXIS GeoSpatial Companies added, “It was a pleasure to host an educational field trip for students, and we hope they benefited from the exposure to our application of advanced technologies to mapping for civil engineering, surveying and GIS applications.”
AXIS plans to make their facility available for the next class of GIS students from Queen Anne’s County Public Schools in the fall.