# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Geospatial Technology I Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

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2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Examining Past, Present, and Future Geospatial Technologies (GT)

  1. Describe the evolution of GT.
  2. Identify geospatial applications in jobs/careers.
  3. Identify geospatial opportunities at the postsecondary level.
  4. Describe ethical, security, legal, policy, and privacy issues in GT applications.
  5. Describe platforms of mobile technology implementation.
  6. Examine the applications of mobile technologies.

Creating and Using Maps

  1. Identify map components for a layout.
  2. Identify types of maps.
  3. Create maps to solve problems.
  4. Explain the concept of projections.
  5. Explain ways maps can distort reality.
  6. Research sources of map data.
  7. Acquire geospatial data.
  8. Evaluate metadata.
  9. Use mobile technology.
  10. Design a mobile application.

Using GPS

  1. Explain how a GPS functions.
  2. Explain the scientific and mathematical components of a GPS.
  3. Mark a data point using a handheld GPS receiver or GPS-enabled device.
  4. Upload GPS points into a mapping system.
  5. Navigate to an object in a given location using a handheld GPS receiver or GPS-enabled device.
  6. Record attributes of a data point or event.
  7. Explain geodetic markers.
  8. Describe geodetic concepts.

Manipulating GIS Data

  1. Use standard conventions for naming files.
  2. Apply standard conventions for managing files and file structures.
  3. Manage data in a GIS.
  4. Add geographic data to a GIS.
  5. Create a GIS map using raster and vector data sets.
  6. Analyze the relationship of spatial components.
  7. Calculate lengths, distances, and areas in a GIS.
  8. Use classification schemes to display numerical attributes.
  9. Explain a definition query.
  10. Use a query to select data.
  11. Use a query to select data by location.
  12. Analyze statistics of a dataset.
  13. Create GIS data sets using geoprocessing tools.
  14. Define georeferencing.
  15. Define geocoding.
  16. Edit vector shapefiles spatially to create, modify, and delete point, line, and polygon features.
  17. Edit attribute tables to create, modify, delete, and append attribute values.
  18. Develop spatial data using a 3D viewer.

Managing Geospatial Projects

  1. Define a design problem.
  2. Identify design problem constraints.
  3. Identify data requirements.
  4. Collect geospatial data.
  5. Compose a technical document that includes a presentation analysis map.
  6. Develop a product that shows spatial reasoning.
  7. Evaluate final solutions.
  8. Present final project results.