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Thursday, December 5, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: FOSS4G Teachable Moments

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Fake image of a September 3rd, 2019,
fire in Central Park, New York City
Medium: It’s a faaaake… — Or not? - Pierre Markuse discusses how to identify fake imagery in the media. Via SE Sieber.

Bloomberg: Apple Maps Gives Crimea to Russia, Gets Angry Ukrainian Reaction - "Ukraine’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko accused Apple Inc. of insensitivity for having some versions of its Maps application depict the Crimean peninsula as being part of Russia." Via Dave Murray.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Gannon and UNL Show Growth

On and Off Campus

Locations of contributions to Smith's Tofurkey Map
Smith College: Mapping Holiday Travel - "For the past six years, Smith’s Spatial Analysis Lab director Jon Caris and his team have been producing and maintaining two interactive holiday travel maps: The Tofurkey Thanksgiving map and the Snowflake Winter Recess map."

What's Up Newp: Newport, Brown University researchers team up to map historic African-American burying ground - The City of Newport in partnership with Brown University will study God’s Little Acre, one of America’s largest and most intact burial sites for colonial era Africans and African-Americans. "The project is being conducted by Alex Marko, Dan Plekhov, and Miriam Rothenberg, all PhD candidates at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University." The work will support future research and provide a navigation app for visitors to the site.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Mapping Homeless Female Vets

Programs and Courses

Press Release: ShareSpace Education Donates Giant Mars and Moon Map to Challenger Learning Centers Across the Country - "ShareSpace Education, a key program of the Aldrin Family Foundation (AFF), partnered with Challenger Center, a leading science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education organization, to donate three Giant Mars Map and one Giant Moon Map Interactive education packages promoting STEAM education" in four Challenger Learning Centers across the country.

Trimble: Texas A&M University to Establish Trimble Technology Lab for Geosciences - "Texas A&M University has received a gift from Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) to establish a state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab in the College of Geosciences. The Lab will provide an integrated field and classroom experience that will empower geospatial education at the University."