Altamira Technologies Corp. partook in Giving Tuesday 2016 by supporting the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation EdGEOcation Giving Campaign. Launched in 2016, EdGEOcation aims to raise $5,000 toward USGIF’s geospatial sciences educational programs by Dec. 31.
“This Giving Tuesday, Altamira recognizes the importance of supporting STEM educational programs that aid in the continued study and advancement of geospatial sciences,” Altamira Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Jonathan Moneymaker said. “By supporting education, we can strengthen our nation’s future leaders and encourage meaningful engagement with the STEM fields and programs that fuel innovation and ingenuity, driving the future of the intelligence community.”
The EdGEOcation campaign supports USGIF’s outreach efforts that deliver STEM materials to K-12 classrooms, creating interactive learning experiences and encouraging early engagement with geospatial sciences. In collaboration with National Geographic, USGIF has provided giant maps for students K-8 to introduce skills in map reading, geography and basic satellite imagery analysis.
Contributions also help support geospatial tradecraft by funding scholarships, professional certifications, and academic certificates in GEOINT and related fields.