OhioView is a consortium of universities and partners in Ohio dedicated to furthering education and research in Earth Observation Science. Initiated in 1997, Ohioview was selected by the United States Geological Survey to serve as the model for a national program dedicated to furthering remote sensing education, research and workforce training. In early 2001 the Americanview program was formed and today enjoys a membership of 36 states and commonwealths each following the Ohioview vision