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Thursday, October 21, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: Godiva settling geographical court case for $20M

On and off campus

TAMU: A new way to map with conservation data - "The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, is seeking to engage land managers, citizens and policymakers in visualizing natural resource conflicts and solutions through a new mapping application called TxMAP."

The GW Hatchet: Geography department unable to access data as officials upgrade file system - "Researchers in the geography department said they’ve been unable to access their research data for more than a month as officials have been working to transition the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ online file storage system to an updated platform."

Thursday, October 14, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: Philosophy lecturer uses video game map in presentation; students freak out

Resources for teaching and learning

 Veterinary colleges and minority-serving
institutions 2021
JVMA News: Map connects veterinary colleges, minority-serving institutions - "In an effort to promote recruitment of, collaboration with, and increased access and opportunity for underrepresented students, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges has created an interactive map featuring locations of veterinary colleges along with institutions of higher education that serve minority populations, announced the AAVMC’s Vet-Med Educator newsletter." I was unable to find a legend to explain the colored dots' meanings.

Smithsonian: This Interactive Map Lets Users Explore England’s Hidden Archaeological Landscape - A new online tool draws on more than 500,000 aerial photographs taken over the past 30 years.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: Are maps for machines the future?

Resources for teaching and learning

How long mail will take to arrive from Chicago.
Washington Post: DeJoy’s USPS slowdown plan will delay the mail. What’s it mean for your Zip code? - The maps are interesting, but so is the impact these changes will have on the U.S. economy, among other topics.

NPR: The Vinland Map, thought to be the oldest map of America, is officially a fake -  Experts from Yale, "who analyzed the map for authenticity found throughout it the presence of a 'titanium compound' that was not used in ink until the 1920s, according to Yale News. Researchers also pointed to an inscription in Latin on the back of the map as evidence that someone intentionally tried to make the map look as genuine as possible."