MapASyst at the University of New Hampshire in October 2013 with MapASyst and eXtension logos
What is MapASyst?
MapASyst (pronounced "map assist") is responsible for the Geospatial Technology resource area within eXtension. We are a community devoted to the outreach and education for geospatial technologies and their application to today's world. We provide information on using geospatial technologies and how geospatial technologies are making a difference in peoples’ lives.
How did MapASyst get started?
The team began it's collaboration as an outreach and education effort through the National Geospatial Technology Extension Network (NGTEN) to provide clientele and other Internet visitors with a single source of reliable and up-to-date information. We strive to provide baseline information on geospatial technologies, a knowledge base of frequently asked questions, and access to science based peer reviewed articles and guides.
What does MapASyst do?
We provide a variety of online resources for people to learn about the application of geospatial technologies with a particular focus on their use for outreach and engagement. We will provide examples of maps, stories about the way in which maps are being used, and inspiration/instruction on the use of selected technologies through webinars and how-to's.