ABS Consulting Group, Inc.: Home | Blog | Resume | Speaking | Publications

Thursday, October 20, 2016

GIS Education Weekly: Chicago Universities Do Spatial!


A Spatial Data Science Overview video from Luc Anselin of the University of Chicago popped up this week. I'm enjoying seeing
"spatial" and "University of Chicago" in the same sentence.

The Western Illinois University Department of Geography will host its annual photography contest, with entries accepted through Monday, Nov. 7. This is an idea another organization might want to borrow!

The Geosystems Research Institute (GRI) at Mississippi State University released a web application, “GeoDawg,” a mapmaking tool for state data. It's built on ArcGIS and GeoCortex.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

GIS Education Weekly: Teaching Elections, ROTC to Navy (Geo) Scientist, Research on the Spatial Gender Gap


Taylor and Francis offers open access to The Geography Teacher issue focusing on the elections through early November. Via @josephkerski.

From The Land Beyond The Stars
from the LOC
The Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy in collaboration with the Library of Congress’ Geography and Map Division, created an online multimedia presentation on Waldseemüller’s life and cartography. Via @LOCMaps.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

GIS Education Weekly: Self-driving Car Engineer Nanodegree, Teaching Historic Offensive and Minecraft

Programs, Degrees and Courses

From the Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Video
Udacity has opened registration for 250 seats in its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program. Sebastian Thrun, the founder of Google’s Self-Driving Car program and co-founder of Udacity, is an instructor. Partners Mercedes-Benz, Didi, Otto and Nvidia will look at students for potential employment. The program spans nine months and runs $2400 (scholarships are available). Via @geoawesomeness.