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Calling all GISPs! Earn Contribution Points toward GISP recertification by becoming a GeoMentor

Posted By Becky Shumate, Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Earn Contribution Points toward GISP Certification by becoming a GeoMentor.  GISCI has teamed with Esri to strengthen the ConnectED Initiative by recruiting Certified GIS Professionals (GISPs) to serve as GeoMentors, who will work with local schools to help them set up and learn to use their ArcGIS Online accounts.

For more information on the joined efforts of GISCI and Esri, please visit

To sign up to become a GeoMentor, please visit and follow the instructions to add yourself to the map as a "GeoMentor".  It is highly recommended that you login to your ArcGIS online account before adding your "dot" to the map as it will protect your personal details as well as restrict any editing to your entry to you and no one else.

Esri and GISCI will help with educator and GISP pairing if necessary, but we strongly encourage anyone volunteering to be a GeoMentor to look at the story map and identify any schools or educators in your area and reach out to them yourself using the contact info that they have provided.  Although there is some oversight, this is more of a grassroots movement that we hope can be successful with educators and Geomentor volunteers working to pair.  If specialized needs are required and no GISP in that area of expertise has volunteered, GISCI and Esri may be able to assist in the pairing.  If this is the case, please send your request to Bill Hodge, Executive Director of GISCI, at stating the requirements, needs, or specialized experience so GISCI can help facilitate a pairing.


Stay tuned...more to come from GISCI.  

Visit the GISCI website or following GISCI on twitter @GISCI_GISP

Becky Shumate, GISP
GISCI VP and Board Director for GITA
PennWell MAPSearch Operations Manager

Tags:  Esri  GeoMentor  GISCI  GISP 

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