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Thursday, October 17, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: The Latest at Fond du Lac, Kentucky, Columbus State and IIT

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Census 2020 Hard To Count map application: This nifty app was developed by CUNY Mapping Service at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. The underlying tech:

  • Esri's ArcGIS software, including map layers hosted via ArcGIS Online;
  • Carto's basemap for reference;
  • Google's places API;
  • Leaflet and Esri's Leaflet tools;
  • Bootstrap, Vue.js, Lodash, jQuery, and Visual Studio.

LinkedIn: A post from Ozair A. Khan, who works in GIS in oil and gas, shared an analogy. "The relationship between GIS professionals and cartography is like that between professors and teaching."  It's an interesting proposition to consider. Via Rich Schultz.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Rich Communities Overrepresented at Princeton

On and Off Campus

Great Lakes Echo: Website tracks balloon debris in the Great Lakes - "Lara O’Brien, a master’s student at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, created BalloonDebris.org to help citizen scientists track where popular balloon launches end. It maps where the balloons are found and allows people to submit photos of the debris."

Long Beach Post: 11-year-old Nathan Lu is one of the world’s youngest digital cartographers—and he does it by drone - "Nathan [Lu] has covered almost every aspect of Long Beach—from the suburbs to our boats—for the mapping system—which Amanda French, spokesperson for Soar, noted that he was the youngest drone pilot and photographer in their entire database—all with the hopes of eventually beginning his own own real estate drone imaging business."

Thursday, October 3, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: How Can We Harness the Growth in AP Human Geography?

Resources for Teaching and Learning

CNN: Fact checking Trump's 'Impeach this' map - "The map purported to show county-by-county results map of the 2016 election, filled with red for counties Trump supposedly won. The words "Try to impeach this" were plastered across the middle." As a follow up, see "Trump's maps of dominance" from Ken Field.

PYMNTS: Why Google And Other Maps Can Predict The Payments Future - "A good deal of what’s coming in payments and commerce can be seen via what’s going on with maps." This is a new site to me: "Insight and reporting on payments, commerce, FinTech and innovation."