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John McGee

Professor Geospatial Extension Specialist

B.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1988); M.A., University of North Carolina Charlotte (1992); Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst (1997)


Interest Areas: Natural Resource Management, Geospatial Applications, Technology Transfer.

Academic Interests: Natural Resource Management, Geospatial Applications, Technology Transfer.

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Selected Presentations (2009 – 2015)
  • McGee, J. (2015). Learning to fly the not-so-friendly skies: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Virginia GIS Conference.  Charlottesville, VA.  October 20.
  • Parece, T., McGee, J., and Campbell, J. (2015). Virginia’s K–12 Teachers and Students See Their World from a New Perspective. National Conference on Geographic Education (NCGE). Washington, DC.  August 8.
  • McGee, J. (2015). This Map Looks Great, So What’s all the Hub-bub? Environmental Systems Research Institute International Educational Conference.  San Diego, CA. July 19.
  • Carter, C., Webb, D., Aukland, C., Stephenson, S., and McGee, J. (2015). GIS Technician Development through Interdisciplinary Service Learning. Environmental Systems Research Institute International Educational Conference.  San Diego, CA. July 18.
  • McGee, J. and Webb, D. (2015). Quest for Treasure: Certificate of Authorization for a UAV. Environmental Systems Research Institute International Educational Conference.  San Diego, CA. July 18.
  • Campbell, J. and McGee, J. (2015). Unmanned Aerial Systems in a University Setting:  Examples from Virginia Tech and AmericaView. USGS UAS Workshop. Reston, VA. May 18-21 (Poster Presentation).
  • McGee, J., Campbell, J., and Parece, T. (2015). Implementing a STEM-based Landsat Exhibit for a Children’s Museum.  AmericaView Winter Business Meeting.  February 22.  Washington, DC. (Poster Presentation).
  • Panel Member.  (2014). Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Research and Applications.  AmericaView Fall Business Meeting.  October 22. Davis, California. (Panel Member).
  • McGee, J.  National Collaboration through the AmericaView Educational Resources Portal. AmericaView Fall Business Meeting.  October 21. Davis, California.
  • McGee, J., Campbell, J., and Parece, T. (2014). VirginiaView: Advancing the Geospatial Educational Pipeline. AmericaView Fall Business Meeting.  October 21. Davis, California. (Poster Presentation).
  • Spradlin, V. and McGee, J. (2014). The Virginia GeoTEd Mentorship Program.  Virginia GIS Conference.  Richmond, VA. September 16.
  • McGee, J.; Wiseman, E.; Day, S., and Roghair, L. (2014). The Virginia Urban Tree Canopy Mapper.  Environmental Systems Research Institute Southeast User Conference.  Charlotte, NC. May 5-7.  (Digital Maps and Apps Web Applications category).
  • McGee, J., et al. (2014). Calculating Ecosystem Service Benefits with InFOREST. Environmental Systems Research Institute Southeast User Conference.  Charlotte, NC. May 5-7. (Digital Maps and Apps Web Applications category).
  • Chojnacky, D., McGee, J., & Johnson, L. (2014). Tree Canopy-cover Growth Projection in Redeveloped Urban Residential Lots in Falls Church, Virginia. 014 Ecological Society of America (ESA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting.  March 9.  College Park, MD.
  • McGee, J., Campbell, J., & Parece, T. (2014). VirginiaView: Expanding Access to Remote Sensing Education. AmericaView Winter Business Meeting. February 24. USGS National Center, Reston, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., Campbell, J., & Parece, T. (2014). Education and Outreach through Earth Observation Day: AmericaView Winter Business Meeting. February 24. USGS National Center, Reston, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., & Andrews, W. (2013). The GeoTEd-VAMLIS Mentorship Program. The 2013 Virginia GIS Conference. September 17.  Williamsburg, VA.
  • Carter, C., et al. (2013). The Dawn of the Virginia Golden Age of Geospatial Technology. Environmental Systems Research Institute Educational Conference.  July 9. San Diego, CA.
  • Webb, D., et al. (2013). Creating a Geospatial Learning Community in Virginia. Environmental Systems Research Institute Educational Conference.  July 6. San Diego, CA.
  • McGee, J., et al. (2013). James Madison University (JMU) Geospatial Symposium.  Finding Our Way: Incorporating Spatial Thinking and Technologies into Teaching and Scholarship at JMU.  May 7.  Harrisonburg, VA. (Panel member). 
  • McGee, J.  (2013). The GeoTEd Workforce Development Institute.  EGTEVCC Advisory Committee Meeting.  April 5. Roanoke, VA. (Oral presentation).
  • Webb, D., Aukland, C., McGee, J. Stephenson, S., Andrews, W., & Carter, C. (2013).  Expanding Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges.  New Horizons Conference. April 4. Roanoke, VA.
  • Parece, T., McGee, J. & Campbell, J. (2013). Helping Educators to Educate with Geospatial Technologies. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference.  March 27.  Baltimore, MD.
  • Gnegy, C. & McGee, J. (2013). Outdoor Awareness Programs Increase Awareness of Natural Resources. Virginia Cooperative Extension 2013 Professional Development Conference. January 29 - 31.  Blacksburg, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., Wiseman, E., Day, S., Roghair, L., & Wynne, R. (2013). Disseminating urban tree canopy Information to community stakeholders: A User-friendly Interactive Mapping Tool.  Virginia Cooperative Extension 2013 Professional Development Conference. January 29 - 31.  Blacksburg, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J. (2013).  eXtension for Specialists. Virginia Cooperative Extension 2013 Professional Development Conference. January 31. Blacksburg, VA. (Panel member).
  • Johnson, L.Y., Chojnacky, D., & McGee, J. (2012). Geospatial Data Development for Assessing Urban Tree Canopy Cover.  Society of American Foresters National Convention.  October 24-28. Spokane, WA. (Poster presentation). 
  • Chojnacky, D., McGee, J., & Johnson, L. (2012).  Residential Landscape Plans Compared to Current Inventory After Redevelopment in Falls Church, VA USA. Presented at: IUFRO Conference, Forests for cities, forests for people: Perspective on urban forest governance, Zagreb, Croatia, September 2012.  
  • McGee, J. (2012). Supporting Virginia’s Employment Needs with Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges.  Information Systems Technology Peer Group Meeting Agenda.  Richmond, VA.
  • McGee, J. (2012). Geospatial Education and Outreach. AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting.  September 25. Sioux Falls, SD. (Panel member).
  • McGee, J. Parece, T., & Campbell, J.  (2012). Helping Educators to Educate with Geospatial Technologies.  AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting.  September 25. Sioux Falls, SD.
  • McGee, J., Young, L., Campbell, J., & Hays, A. (2012). The Virginia Geocoin Adventure!  AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting. September 25. Sioux Falls, SD. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., Webb, D., Carter, C., Stephenson, S., Aukland, C., & Andrews, W.  (2012). Building the Geospatial Workforce through Academic Pathways & Mentorships.  Virginia GIS Conference.  September 9. Charlottesville, VA.
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., Wiseman, E., Day, S., & Wynne, R. (2012).  Looking Down is Looking Green:  The Virginia Urban Tree Canopy Assessment Program.  Virginia GIS Conference.  September 9. Charlottesville, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., Webb, D., Carter, C., Wyatt, W., & McLeod, G. (2012). Forging a Professional Development Model for Geospatial Technicians. ESRI Educational Users Conference.  July 22. San Diego, CA. 
  • Webb, D., McGee, J., & Carter, C.  (2012). Geospatial Technologies and the Workforce. New Horizons Conference. April 14. Roanoke, VA.
  • Bonynge, G., & McGee, J.  (2012). eXtension Partnerships and AmericaView: NGTEN & Map@SYST.  AmericaView Winter Business Meeting.  March 5. Washington D.C.
  • Campbell, J., & McGee, J. (2012).  VirginiaView High Impact Projects.  AmericaView Winter Business Meeting.  March 5. Washington D.C. 
  • Campbell, J., & McGee, J. (2011). Image Data Sets to Support Remote Sensing Instruction in Virginia’s Community Colleges.  AmericaView Fall Conference. October 10.  Cleveland OH.
  • McGee, J. (2011).  Expanding the Geospatial Workforce:  Opportunities and Challenges. The Virginia GIS Conference. September 19. Richmond, VA.
  • Webb, D., et al. (2011). Building a GIS "Core" within Virginia's Community College System.  ESRI Educational Conference. July 12.  San Diego, CA.
  • Clayton, R., Wyatt, W., Webb, D., McGee, J., & Carter, C.  (2011). Supporting Virginia’s Workforce: Geospatial Technician Education. New Horizons Conference. April 14. Roanoke, VA.
  • McKee, J., & McGee, J. (2011). Mapping Urban Tree Canopy in Virginia Localities. Geospatial Solutions Conference. April 11.  Dallas, TX.
  • Wyatt, W., Carter, C., Webb, D., McGee, J., & Clayton, R. (2011).  Integrating Geospatial Tools through the Virginia Community College System.  Engineering and Applied Technology VCCS Peer Group Meeting.  March 10. Williamsburg, VA. 
  • McGee, J., & Campbell, J. (2011). Overview of AmericaView’s Website.  AmericaView Winter Business Meeting.  March 7. Washington, DC
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2011). Mapping Urban Tree Canopy in Virginia Localities: A Partnership Approach.  South Carolina GIS Conf. February 23. Columbia, SC.
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2011). Mapping Urban Tree Canopy in Virginia Localities. ASPRS Conference. May 5. Milwaukee, WI.
  • McGee, J. (2011). The Virginia Geospatial Extension Program:  Programs and Initiatives.  Shenandoah Valley GIS Users Group Meeting. February 4.  Harrisonburg, VA.
  • McGee, J. (2010). Roadside Advertising in a Digital Age: Virtual Marketing Opportunities for Rural Businesses along the Parkway.  The Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Symposium. The Blue Ridge Parkway for the 21st Century:  Sustaining Communities, Environments, and Economies. October 15. Roanoke, VA.
  • Clayton, R., et al. (2010). Supporting Virginia’s Workforce through Geospatial Technician Education. STEMTech Conference.  October, 2010. Orlando, FL.
  • McGee, J.  (2010). National Geospatial Technology Extension Network and Potentials for Collaboration with AmericaView, Inc. AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting.  October 11.  Madison, WI.
  • McGee, J., McKee, J., & Kirwan, J. (2010). Mapping the Cultural Landscape. Mapping Spectral Traces Symposium. October 12-17. Blacksburg, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., & Campbell, J. (2010). Supporting Virginia’s GST Industry: Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GTEVCC).  AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting.  October 11-12. Madison, WI. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., & Campbell, J. (2010). The VCCS Geospatial Institute:  Supporting Virginia’s Geospatial Future. AmericaView Fall Technical Meeting.  October 11-12.  Madison, WI. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J. (2010).  Marketing in the Virtual World: Tools for Agritourism.  Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Annual Conference. August 26. Waynesboro, VA.
  • McGee, J., et al. (2010). Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GTEVCC). ESRI Educational Users Conference.  July 11. San Diego, CA.
  • Moonsun, J., McGee, J., & McKee, J. (2010). Tourism and Economic Development in the Rocky Knob Region:  Linking Spatial Analysis with Community Engagement. College of Natural Resources Showcase.  April 4. Blacksburg, VA.  (Poster presentation).
  • Randolph W.,  Amateis, R., Blinn, C., McGee, J., Radtke, P., Shrestha, R., Thomas, V., Kline, B., Yagow, G., Baldassaro, P., & Peery, S. (2010). MEASURES (Management-Scale Ecosystem Assessment using Remote Sensing): Phase II.  Office of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Research Symposium.  March 9. Blacksburg, VA.
  • McGee, J. (2010). The Virginia Geospatial Extension Program. College of Natural Resources Showcase.  April 4. Blacksburg, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J. (2010). Roadside Advertising in a Digital Age: Putting Small, Rural Businesses “On the Map”. College of Natural Resources Showcase.  April 4. Blacksburg, VA.  (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., et al. (2010).  Facilitating Geospatial Workforce Needs through Educational Pipeline Models. ESRI Users Conference.  July 11. San Diego, CA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J. (2010).  Supporting Community Economic Development and Natural Resource Management through the GTEVCC. College of Natural Resources Showcase.  April 4. Blacksburg, VA.  (Poster presentation).
  • Mckee, J., McGee, J., Pugh, J, & Wynne, R. (2010). Assessing Urban Tree Canopy in Virginia Localities. College of Natural Resources Showcase.  April 4. Blacksburg, VA.  (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., et al. (2010). A Drupal-based Portal for AmericaView.  AmericaView Winter Meeting.  March 29. Washington DC.
  • McGee, J. & Webb, D.  (2010). Geospatial Tools for Virginia’s Workforce. New Horizons. April 7. Roanoke, VA.
  • Goetcheus, C., Hallo, J., McGee, J., McGehee, N., & Norman, W. (2010). Social Science Meets Physical Science: Tourism Research and Place-based Design along the Blue Ridge. The international conference on Landscape Legacy. May 14. Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • Goetcheus, C., Hallo, J., McGee, J., McGehee, N., Norman, W., & Oh, C.  (2010). Place-based Tourism along the Blue Ridge Parkway:  A Two County Study at Rocky Knob.  Oral presentation at Imagining the Blue Ridge Parkway for the 21st Century:  History, Scenery, Conservation, and Community.  April 24. Boone, NC. 
  • McGee, J. et al. (2009). GIS Applications for Tourism.  Virginia GIS Conference.  September 21. Richmond, VA.
  • McGee, J. (2009). Integrating Geospatial Tools to Support Tourism and Economic Development in the Rocky Knob Region.  Virginia GIS Conference. September 22. Richmond, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J., Carter, C., & Wyatt, W. (2009). Supporting Virginia’s GST Industry: Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GTEVCC). Virginia GIS Conference. September 22.  Richmond, Virginia. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J. (2009). Supporting Virginia’s GST Industry: Geospatial Technician Education through Virginia’s Community Colleges (GTEVCC). Virginia GIS Conference.  September 22. Richmond, Virginia. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J. (2009). Roadside Advertising in a Digital Age: Marketing Your Small Business. Virginia GIS Conference. September 22. Richmond, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McKee, J., Pugh, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2009). Assessing Urban Tree Canopy Coverage for Virginia’s Localities. Virginia GIS Conference. September 22. Richmond, VA. (Poster presentation).
  • McGee, J.  (2009). GIS and Education. Organized and moderated oral session. Virginia GIS Conference.  Richmond, VA.
  • McGee, J. et al. (2009). Geospatial Applications for Tourism.  National Extension Tourism Conference.  June 15. Park City, UT. 
  • Jeong, M., et al.  (2009). Integrating Geospatial Tools to Support Tourism and Economic Development in the Rocky Knob Region, Virginia. National Extension Tourism Conference. June 15. Park City, UT. 2009. (Poster presentation).
Selected Publications (2009 – 2015)
  • Parece, T.; McGee, J.; Campbell, J.; and Wynne, R. (2015). Virginia’s Efforts to Expand Learning Geospatial Technologies across the Curriculum. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing. 81(3), 177-185.
  • Huang, W., Norman, W., Hallo, J., McGhee, N., McGee, J., & Goetcheus, C. (2014). Serendipity and Independent Travel. Tourism Recreation Research. 39(2), pp. 169 – 183.
  • Johnson, L., McGee, J., Campbell, J., & Hays, A. (2013). The Virginia Geocoin Adventure: An Experiential Geospatial Learning Activity. Journal of Extension. 51(4). [Article 4IAW4]. Available online at:  http://www.joe.org/joe/2013august/iw4.php
  •  McGee, J., Day, S., Wynne, R. & White, B. (2012).  Using Geospatial Tools to Assess the Urban Tree Canopy:  Decision Support for Local Governments.  Journal of Forestry. 110:5, pp. 275-286. Available online at:  http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/jof/2012/00000110/00000005/art00006
  • McGehee, N., Boley, B., Hallo, J., McGee, J., Norman, W., Oh, C. & Goetcheus, C. (2012). Doing sustainability: an application of an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method approach to a regional sustainable tourism project, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 21(3), 355-375. DOI:10.1080/09669582.2012.709862  Available online at:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09669582.2012.709862a
  • Beeco, J., Huang, W., Hallo, J., Norman, W., McGehee, N., McGee, J., & Goetcheus, C. (2012). GPS Tracking of Travel Routes of Wanderers and Planners. Tourism Geographies. 15(3), 551-573. DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2012.726267  Available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14616688.2012.726267#preview
  • Hallo, J., Beeco, J., Goetcheus, C., McGee, J., McGehee, N., & Norman, W. (2012). GPS as a Method for Assessing Spatial and Temporal Use Distributions of Nature-Based Tourists. Journal of Travel Research. 51(5), 591-606. doi: 10.1177/0047287511431325 Available online at: http://jtr.sagepub.com/content/51/5/591.abstract
  • McGee, J., & Kirwan, J.  (2010). The Sky's the Limit: Integrating Geospatial Tools with Pre-College Youth Education. Journal of Extension. 48 (1). [Article 1TOT5]. Available online at: http://www.joe.org/joe/2010february/tt5.php
Books and book chapters

Books

Book Chapters

  • Parece, T.; McGee, J.; Campbell, J. (accepted, pending publication) On-Line Geospatial Resources to Support STEM Instruction. ESRI Press.
Curriculum

Parece, T., McGee, J., and Campbell, J. (2014). Accessing Landsat Data on the Cloud Through ArcGIS Online.  This tutorial was developed by VirginiaView in partnership with the Virginia Geospatial Extension Program, GeoTEd, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Reports
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R., (2011). A Report on the Town of Abingdon’s Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Town of Abingdon, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at: http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Abingdon.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., Wynne, R., & Day, S. (2011). A Report on the City of Portsmouth’s  Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Portsmouth, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.)  Available online at: http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Portsmouth.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., Wynne, R., & Day, S. (2011). A Report on the City of Waynesboro’s  Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Waynesboro, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:
    http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Waynesboro.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., Wynne, R., & Wiseman, E. (2011). A Report on the Town of Luray’s  Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Town of Luray, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:
    http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Luray-20110323.pdf  
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., Wynne, R., & Wiseman, E. (2011). A Report on the City of Newport News’ Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Newport News,VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:
     http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Newport_News%2020110329.pdf
  •  McKee, J., McGee, J., Wynne, R., & Wiseman, E. (2011). A Report on the Town of Ashland’s  Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Town of Ashland, VA. Fall. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:
    http://www.gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Ashland%2012092010.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2010). A Report on the City of Richmond’s Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Richmond, VA. Fall. (Lead author is first.) Available online at: http://www.gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/Richmond%20UTC%20Report.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2010). A Report on the City of Fredericksburg’s Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Ashland, Va. Summer. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:

     http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Ashland%2003292011.pdf

  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2010). A Report on the Town of Blacksburg’s Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Town of Blacksburg, VA. Summer. (Lead author is first.) Available online at: http://www.gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/Blacksburg%20UTC%20Report-11232009.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2010). A Report on the Town of Front Royal’s Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the Town of Front Royal, VA. Summer. (Lead author is first.) Available online at: http://www.gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Front_Royal.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., Wynne, R., & Day, S. (2010). A Report on the City of Radford’s Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Radford, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at: http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/Radford%20UTC%20Report-11232009.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2009). A Report on the City of Norfolk’s Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Norfolk, VA. Summer. (Lead author is first.)  Available online at: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/jmckee/UTC/Norfolk%20UTC%20report-08042009.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2009). A Report on the City of Winchester’s Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Winchester, VA. Summer. (Lead author is first.) Available online at: http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/Winchester%20UTC%20Report%2011232009.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2009). A Report on the City of Manassas’ Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Manassas, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:    
    http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/Manassas%20UTC%20Report-11232009.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2009). A Report on the City of Lexington’s Existing and Potential Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Lexington, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:       
    http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/Lexington%20UTC%20Report%2011232009.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., & Wynne, R. (2009). A Report on the City of Chesapeake’s Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Chesapeake, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:
    http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/UTC_Report_Chesapeake-05182010.pdf
  • McKee, J., McGee, J., Wynne, R., & Day, S. (2009). A Report on Arlington County’s Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy. Report submitted to the Virginia Department of Forestry and Arlington County, VA. Spring. (Lead author is first.) Available online at:
    http://gep.frec.vt.edu/UTC/Arlington%20UTC%20UPDATE%20report-12212009.pdf
Workshops and Outreach

Between 2009 and 2014, the VGEP has led, organized, and/or sponsored over 100 workshops.  During this period, the VGEP has directly provided over 1,300 individuals with training.  Through the ‘train the trainer’ approach, it is estimated that the program has reached thousands of additional individuals.

The VGEP continues to pursue a multi-pronged approach to outreach and service learning.  I therefore identify innovative mechanisms to provide and disseminate geospatial educational resources. In October, 2013, I redesigned and revamped the VGEP’s Geospatial Training and Educational Resource YouTube Channel.  The VGEP’s remote sensing video tutorials, published in 2013, were viewed over 80,000 times over the first 18 months. These video resources continue to grow in popularity and are augmented by text-based curriculum, face to face workshop opportunities, Webinars, and other educational venues to encourage widespread distribution. The VGEP is in the process of developing Lidar-based and ArcGIS Online-based video and text-based tutorials that will also be accessible via the VGEP’s Geospatial Training and Educational Resource YouTube channel.

In the spring of 2014, the VGEP launched a new initiative to develop a revised DACUM (Designing a Curriculum) for GIS technicians. This DACUM draws on the expertise of geospatial employers across Virginia and is associated with an array of employment sectors. The DACUM was completed in September, 2014, and currently serves as a roadmap for geospatial educators to better target educational curriculum based on the duties, tasks, knowledge, skills, traits and technical tools required to meet the needs of Virginia’s employers. I am currently in the process of facilitating a UAS Operations DACUM through GeoTEd.

In Spring 2014, the VGEP, GeoTEd, the Virginia Association of Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS) and other partners launched a statewide geospatial mentoring program (http://www.vagismentors.org). This effort draws upon the professional expertise, experience, and geographic distribution of the VAMLIS membership with geospatial educators from across the state.  This is the first formal geospatial mentoring program in Virginia. While it is relatively new, other states are interested in following our program model. 

To further support the dissemination of geospatial information, I maintain seven listservs and serve as an administrator and active contributor for the national Geospatial Extension Program Facebook account. I have served as the co-chair of the Virginia Tech Office of GIS and Remote Sensing (OGIS) since 2010 – 2015, and have co-chaired the OGIS symposium for six of the previous eigtht years.

In addition to conducting educational programs in Virginia, I have been leading efforts to coordinate and enhance geospatial education on a national level.  As a member of the AmericaView Consortium (www.americaview.org), I serve as a Co-PI of VirginiaView (www.virginiaview.net), and I serve as the coordinator for VirginiaView.

Selected Awards
  • National Award.  (2015). Distinguished Geospatial Education Partner Award. Awarded by the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence to GeoTEd.  June.
  • McGee, J. (2015). Outstanding Service to the Education Committee.  Presented by AmericaView. February 23.  Washington, DC.
  • McGee, J. (2013). AmericaView Education Award.  National award presented by AmericaView, Inc. in honor of geospatial educational efforts and workforce development programs in Virginia and in support of AmericaView’s Education Committee. March 28. Washington D.C.
  • Team Nomination. (2014). Virginia Tech XCaliber Award. For collaborative work with T. Parece, J. Campbell, and R. Wynne.
  • .Routledge Publishing announced that Doing sustainability: an application of an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method approach to a regional sustainable tourism project was the most read article in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism in 2013.
  • Poster Presentation Contest Winner (2012).  Presented by the Virginia Association of Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS).  Looking Down is Looking Green:  The Virginia Urban Tree Canopy Assessment Program. Presented at the 24th annual Virginia GIS Conference. Charlottesville, VA. September 9.
  • Outstanding Service Award. Presented by the AmericaView, Inc.  March 8, 2011. Washington, DC.   Presented in recognition of leadership by the AmericaView Technical Committee.
  • Innovative Program Award. (2010) Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). Awarded Summer 2010 in Fairbanks, AK.
  • Virginia GIS Conference Poster Session Award.  Integrating Geospatial Tools to Support Rural Tourism:  Lessons from Rocky Knob, VA.  September 2009. Richmond, VA.
  • Special Achievement in GIS Award (SAG).  Presented at the ESRI International User Conference.  San Diego, CA.  2004.
Other Recognition
Examples of Meetings and Panels (2009 – 2015)
  • Sponsor. (2015) Virginia GIS Conference Geospatial Workshops.  September 15.  Richmond, VA
  • Organizer / Instructor. (2015).The Geospatial Institute.  June 22 - 24.  Blacksburg, VA
  • Co-chair. (2015). Virginia Tech Office of GIS and Remote Sensing Symposium (OGIS). April 10. Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Member, Virginia Association of Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS). 2015
  • Member.  Virginia GIS Conference Planning Committee (2015)
  • Member.  AmericaView Educational Committee.  Fall 2010 – present.
  • Member.  AmericaView Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Committee.  Spring 2014 – present.
  • GeoMentor.  2010 - present.
  • Team Leader. eXtension Map@syst Community of Practice.  2006 – present.
  • Co-chair (2014).  The VT Office of GIS and Remote Sensing (OGIS) Spring Symposium.  April 4.  Blacksburg, VA.
  • Organizer and facilitator.  (2013). Overview and future features of Google Earth Engine. April 19.  Blacksburg, VA (hands-on workshop).   
  • Co-chair (2013).  The VT Office of GIS and Remote Sensing (OGIS) Spring Symposium.  April 19.  Blacksburg, VA.
  • Co-chair (2012).  The VT Office of GIS and Remote Sensing (OGIS) Spring Symposium.  April 13.  Blacksburg, VA.
  • Participant.  (2011). National Science Foundation / Advanced Technological Educational Program Conference. Geospatial Roundtable.  October 28.  Washington, DC.
  • Presenter. (2011). Geospatial Technology for Virginia’s Community Colleges Advisory Board Meeting. March 30. Richmond, VA.
  • Organizer / Instructor. (2011).The Geospatial Institute.  May 21-27.  Blacksburg, VA.
  • Organizer / Instructor. (2010).The Geospatial Institute.  July 24-30. Blacksburg, VA.
  • Panel Organizer and facilitator.  (2010). Integrating Geospatial Tools at the Community College Level. July 28. Blacksburg, VA
  • Panel Discussion. (2009). Roundtable Discussion / FAQ’s for VAMLIS Members and GIS Professionals. The Virginia Association of Mapping and Land Information Systems Annual Meeting. May 28. Richmond, VA.
Courses Taught (2009 – 2015)
  • NR 3954 / NR 5954. Issues in Natural Resource Conservation: Panama. Wintermester. 2016.
  • NR 3954 / NR 5954.  Issues in Natural Resource Conservation: Panama. Wintermester. 2015.
  • CNRE 6984. Advanced Topics in Geospatial Tools for Educators. Summer I. 2014.
  • FREC 5984. Introduction to Geospatial Technologies for Educators.  Summer I. 2013.
  • Independent Study.  A Geospatial Analysis of Food Deserts in the Roanoke Valley - Allegheny Region. (FREC:  ERM).  Spring. 2011.
  • FREC 5984.  Introduction to Geospatial Technologies for Educators.  Summer I.  2011.

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