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Thursday, November 19, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: New center focuses on community geography

On and Off Campus 

The Daily (University of Washington): People’s History map details the UW’s racist history, emphasizes student movement - The People’s History group, in collaboration with the Geography Graduate Student Association, presented its newly published interactive map, “A People’s Landscape: Racism and Resistance at UW, ...The map is a historical guide to the university’s legacy of racism and colonialism, featuring 32 locations across the UW Seattle campus, each marked with a representative photo." It's a StoryMapJS application.

Ohio State: Pandemic has surprising impacts on public transit demand - "While demand for public transit dropped about 73% across the country after the pandemic hit, the reduction didn’t impact all cities equally, according to the study, which analyzed activity data from a widely used public transit navigation app. Large, coastal cities – like Seattle, San Francisco and Washington, D.C – saw demand fall further than cities in the Midwest and South."

Thursday, November 12, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: GPS tracking shows seagulls know where and when to steal your food

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Predictive policing across Tennessee
The Atlas of Surveillance: "...is a database of surveillance technologies deployed by law enforcement in communities across the United States. This includes drones, body-worn cameras, automated license plate readers, facial recognition, and more. This research was compiled by more than 500 students and volunteers, and incorporates datasets from a variety of public and non-profit sources." A project of the EFF. Via @audreywatters.

MapScaping Podcast: GIS education and training, online and in-person - "This episode explores GIS education online and offline with Don Boyes, professor at the University of Toronto and online educator on the Coursera platform."

Thursday, November 5, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: Should I get a GIS minor, certificate, or degree?

Resources for Teaching and Learning

BuzzFeed: We're Not Gonna Know Anything For Hours, So Here Are Some Funny Fake Electoral Maps People Are Making On Twitter - Some silly but stress reducing maps to explore. I like this one. What is it? "The electoral map if people voted their jean color."

UChicago: See how your congressional district has handled COVID-19 - The University of Chicago’s Center for Spatial Data Science launched the COVID Atlas interactive visualization earlier this year. It launched with county-level case numbers and daily hotspot statistics. "Now, the online resource also includes a congressional district overlay—a new feature that allows users to see how the impacts of COVID-19 might differ according to local government responses."