CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Geospatial Technology II (8424/36 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.

Exploring Geospatial Technologies (GT)

  1. Explain uses of GT devices.
  2. Explain ways the GPS revolutionized GT.
  3. Describe careers in geographic information systems (GIS).
  4. Analyze ethical, security, legal, policy, and privacy issues related to GT applications.
  5. Perform a site survey.

Examining Geospatial Tools and Applications

  1. Evaluate GT.
  2. Identify factors affecting the integrity of geospatial data.

Developing Cartographic Products

  1. Select a scale at which features will be displayed on a map.
  2. Provide examples of symbology and cartographic standards.
  3. Revise maps.
  4. Create a template for a series of maps.
  5. Produce a mapbook for a geographic area.

Building Geographic Databases

  1. Collect relevant datasets.
  2. Determine the source, projection, scale, date, and accuracy of a dataset.
  3. Change the projection of a raster file or vector file.
  4. Develop a geodatabase.
  5. Add spatial components to existing databases.

Manipulating Data in a GIS

  1. Combine several separate shapefiles and attribute tables into one file.
  2. Create geographic subsets of shapefiles and attribute tables.
  3. Create a definition query.
  4. Modify vector shapefiles spatially to create, modify, and delete point, line, and polygon features.
  5. Modify attribute tables to create, alter, delete, and append attribute values.
  6. Develop spatial data using a three-dimensional (3D) viewer.

Working with Raster Data and RS

  1. Define electromagnetic spectrum.
  2. Identify sources of RS data.
  3. Use RS data to perform geospatial analysis.
  4. Analyze geographic features using RS.
  5. Define photogrammetry.
  6. Define orthorectification.
  7. Georeference a raster image.
  8. Use images to analyze change.
  9. Reclassify a raster to change values in the cells.
  10. Create a digital elevation model (DEM) from a 3D data source.
  11. Use DEM to represent terrain characteristics.
  12. Describe the relevant parameters of RS.
  13. Use multispectral imagery to identify spatial features.
  14. Identify the electromagnetic signature for selected objects.
  15. Define supervised classifications and unsupervised classifications.

Analyzing Geographic Data

  1. Create a process design using modeling.
  2. Modify a script for custom processing.
  3. Refine a process design.
  4. Use multiple GIS tools and databases to conduct advanced spatial analysis.
  5. Calculate lengths, distances, and areas in GIS.
  6. Analyze statistics of a dataset using statistical geoprocessing tools.
  7. Geocode a table of addresses.

Designing a Client-based Application

  1. Identify potential client-based applications.
  2. Analyze project feasibility.
  3. Recommend solutions.
  4. Use mobile technology.
  5. Design a mobile application.