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Thursday, April 27, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Five Geo Companies Support Education!

Articles and Resources

Locate Press has announced a book for students aged 10-15 featuring QGIS: Open the Door to GIS
by Toni Fisher. There's a student and teachers edition with learning materials that focus on a single story for each week of the semester. It'll be available in Q2 of this year.

Introduction to web programming for GIS applications is a $100 course on Udemy from Michael Miller. Check social media for possible discounts.

Geospatial Brainstorming Blog: Why QGIS should be part of everyone’s GIS toolbox - The same Michael Miller noted above offers the "why" of QGIS. Of note is this comment on the post on LinkedIn: "My agency is so far behind in technology, I don't even know what this is. No training and lack of support for GIIS [sic] is my situation."

Thursday, April 20, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Night and Day in ArcGIS Pro, New Google Earth, SatNav Proficiency Required

Resources and Articles of Interest

Heat map showing the distribution of researchers 
by gender from Duke Viz Challenge.
Times Higher Ed: US academics put interdisciplinary research on the map - A Duke University challenge on visualising scholarly collaboration produces treasure trove of results that map interdisciplinary work.

C|Net: 3 good reasons to draw on Windows Maps - Find your way, see where you've been or just jot down some notes. Extra fun on a touch screen!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: More GeoInquiries, More Open Source from Uber, More Night Data from NASA

deck.gl in Action
Articles and Resources

TechCrunch: Uber’s open source data visualization tool now goes beyond maps - Uber offers an open source version of the data visualization framework it uses internally, called deck.gl. Announced and available since last November, it’s just been updated with more visualization options.

Esri: Two sample packs of GeoInquiries (free, no log on lesson plans for K-12) have been released:
h/t @trbaker