TwiST Workshop
June 25 - 28
Auburn, New York

Empowering Student Discovery Through GIS

Teaching With Spatial Technology

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College Credit

You can earn a graduate credit hour from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry or an undergraduate credit from Cayuga Community College for an additional cost. Find out more here.

Workshop Schedules

The 2012 Workshop will consist of a single track with a few breakout sessions covering more advance geospatial topics.

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TwiST Workshop
Teaching With Spatial Technology
CORSE - Conference on Remote Sensing Education

TwiST Workshop

Abu Badruddin

Our People


Robert BrowerEmail
Former Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology at Cayuga Community College, Inc. (IAGT)

Conference Coordinator

Amy WorkEmail
GIS Analyst & Education Coordinator, IAGT and
Senior Researcher, GeoTech Center

Amy Work


Abu BadruddinEmailWebsite
Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems at Cayuga Community College

Lee HerringtonEmailWebsite
Distinguished Professor of Resources Information Management at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Jonnell RobinsonEmailWebsite
Community Geographer at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University


Who We Are


The 2012 Teaching with Spatial Technology (TwiST) Workshop marks the 11th year educators have received training on using geospatial technologies in the classroom. Educators have atteded TwiST from across the U.S. and even from other countries. In 2011, the TwiST workshop was recognized in an Esri Special Achievements in GIS Award presented to IAGT and Cayuga Community College. From 2001 to 2008, TwiST was known as the Conference on Remote Sensing Education (CORSE). The change from CORSE to TwiST was instituted to more accurately reflect the addition of other geospatial technologies - GIS, GPS and Google Earth - into the materials used in today's classrooms.

CORSE History

CORSEAn initiative for a remote sensing educational program developed in the early 1990s with seed funding from NASA's Earth Science Applications Program. As a result of that initiative, the first CORSE conference was held in Boulder, Colorado in 1999 and continued in Gulfport, Mississippi in 2000.

Further assistance to support CORSE came from the International Center for Remote Sensing Education (ICRSEdu) in conjunction with the Remote Sensing Core Curriculum (RSCC) and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). RSCC is a program developed to meet the needs for a remote sensing core curriculum at the national level as defined by the ASPRS members in cooperation with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA), NASA, and Earth Observation Satellite Company (EOSAT).

From 2001 to 2007, CORSE was held at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY under the support from the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT) with additional outside support coming from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, NASA, Mid Hudson Service Learning Institute and the NYS Department of Education.

The Future

CORSE has developed from a workshop with a single track focus to one that can accommodate varying skill levels, ages, and roles in society. As such the conference, under the new name TwiST, will continue to adjust and incorporate advancing geospatial technologies that enhance our understanding of the world around us.

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Who We Are Not

In case you were wondering, this is not who we are.