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Thursday, September 24, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: How many GIS software packages does a professional use?

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Visual Capitalist: 3D Map: The U.S. Cities With the Highest Economic Output - The map is from HowMuch.net and ranks the top 10 metro area economies in the country in 2018.

YouTube: Magical Van Gogh Exhibit - "Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings come to life at this magical exhibit located at Atelier des Lumières, Paris, France. Song 'Vincent' covered by Jim van der Zee." Via Ilkka Suvanto.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: Making Art Instead of Maps in Geography Class

On and Off Campus 
Work by geography student Myles Peeters

Simon Fraser: Geography students discover the healing power of art - Last semester SFU geography instructor Sharla Stolhandske asked "students to create drawings, paintings, poetry or music to express their ideas for how to make sense of our changing world. She wanted them to discover that art could not only help them engage on topics in a different way, but could also improve how they manage their mental and emotional well-being."  
Florida State:  FSU communication, engineering researchers awarded grant to study natural disaster response - "FSU researchers are helping to develop operational procedures for public libraries during natural disasters through a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services." On the team is AMU-FSU College of Engineering Associate Professor Eren Erman Ozguven who "hopes to establish a GIS module that gives librarians the ability to see where vulnerable populations are located and distinguish the resource that is most accessible to them."

Thursday, September 10, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: Elections, Dinosaurs, and Minecraft

Resources for Teaching and Learning

CNN: These maps show how 2020 could come down to 1 electoral vote - Four maps show one candidate wins by two and one shows a tie.
NYTimes: Creating New Boundaries Where Journalism and Geography Meet - How Tim Wallace made his latest map, the one about green and gray.