CAST Trainings

Three unique training opportunities are being offered by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technology (CAST) to provide direct training to EAST students at your school. To apply, review the prerequisites and descriptions below and submit your application for approval. Availability is limited.

For questions on approval, please contact Phaedra Hawkins at or 501-371-5023.

Why of Where Stage 2

Description: WoW Stage 2 geospatial training is a one-day training specifically geared to your project needs and held at your school. Led by the geospatial professionals at CAST, this is intended to share advanced skills and techniques with your students which will enable them to develop an existing GIS project at a higher level.

Prerequisite: Previously attended a Why of Where training

Laser - Scanning for Reality Capture

Description: EAST and CAST have decided to make CAST’s high-end laser scanning (and structured light scanning) equipment and expertise available to two carefully selected EAST schools this year. If your EAST program is working on a reality capture project that needs more than photogrammetry to be successful, this is an opportunity to have access to both a $100,000+ instrument and the expertise needed to run it.

Prerequisite: Previously attended a Reality Capture Training

GIS Kick-Start (New EAST Programs Only)

Description: The professional GIS staff at the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), from the University of Arkansas, have been visiting new EAST programs to help give them a "kick start" almost since the start of EAST. This is your chance to have either Malcolm Williamson or Robyn Lane spend an entire day with your kids at your school, working with them on GIS and GPS skills and project.

Prerequisite: Available only to EAST programs who are new to EAST in 2017-2018


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