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Technology in the Classroom

April 10-12, 2016
Geospatial Technology In the Classroom

FREE Esri Geographic Information System (GIS) Software for South Dakota K-12 Classrooms

Because of a K-12 Statewide Education Site License Agreement between Esri and the State of South Dakota, all K-12 classrooms in the state are eligible to take part in this exciting program. This offer extends to all public, private and home schools as well as nonprofit, youth-serving organizations such as 4-H and after-school programs. For more information on using ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, and/or other Esri products in your classroom, contact Mary O’Neill  at

  • Black Hills Digital Mapping Association Meeting – October 3-5, 2016

The 2016 BHDMA meeting will be held October 3-5 in the Surbeck Center at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  SDView will participate in this meeting with a session on remote sensing data and applications. See for more information about the meeting, the BHDMA organization, and geospatial resources.

  • Student Mini-Grant Reports

SDView mini-grants were awarded to two South Dakota State University graduate students in July 2104. The mini-grant awarded to Byron Will-Noel was used to purchase software and a light-weight digital camera that were used for the development of five laboratory exercises for the Air Photo Interpretation course taught in the SDSU Department of Geography. Esther Mosase used her award to purchase GeoEye high-resolution imagery in support of a project involving the mapping and estimation of water storage capacity of small water bodies in the Limpopo River Basin in southern Africa. Click below to view their mini-grant reports.

Ester's Advisor Laurent's Thank You to SD View

Ester Mosase Testimony

Byron Will-Noel Testimony


  • 2014 Statewide Geospatial Technology Conference Presentations


A Statewide Geospatial Technology Conference was held October 14-15, 2014, in Mitchell, SD. Click here to view several of the presentations  from the meeting. 



    SDView Factsheets

Factsheets that describe SDView activities for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 grant years can be viewed by clicking below.



South Dakota View (SDView) is a consortium of educational institutions, government agencies, and private sector organizations in South Dakota with a common goal of building partnerships and infrastructure to facilitate the availability, timely distribution, and utilization of remotely sensed data.SDView is a charter member of AmericaView (AV), a nationwide program that focuses on satellite remote sensing data and technologies in support of applied research, K-16 education, workforce development, and technology transfer. AV is administered through a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and the AmericaView Consortium.

Conference Registration Form


2017 SD Statewide Geospatial Conference