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Thursday, January 18, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Many Indian Teens Can't Locate Their Home States

Education News

EdWeek: State Grades on K-12 Education: Map and Rankings - National average score is a C. The map needs improvement, too.

e-Literate: Top Hat Marketplace: What is it and should we care? - Phil Hill looks at Top Hat's pivot from classroom response system developer to content company. He includes how Demian Hommel, senior instructor of geography at Oregon State built his geography text. This is the same platform Chris Bone and Amy Lobben used for a text that embeds ArcGIS Online.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Learning about LiDAR and How to Read a Scientific Paper

Graphic from terrific story map that showcases
the uses of lidar in Washington State

Washington (State) Geological Survey: The Bare Earth How lidar in Washington State exposes geology and natural hazards - This story map shows how lidar is used to learn about events like landslides and tsunamis and features like faults and rivers.

Violent Metaphors: How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists - Jennifer Raff helps us regular folks to get the most from, and not be misled, by scientific papers. Via @mhacklay.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Best Visualizations of 2017


One of many "subway" maps you can see stretched
into geographical space in a GIF at ArchDaily
ArchDaily: These GIFs Compare Cities' Metro Maps to Their Real Life Geography - The GIFs are from Reddit.

Ars Technica: Why experts believe cheaper, better lidar is right around the corner - Timothy Lee explains the state of lidar. Via @nickrsan.