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Thursday, October 19, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: NSF Grants for Drone Education, Quality of Life in Cities go to Minnesota

On Campus

SUAS News: NCTC, SCSU celebrate partnership, NSF grant - Northland Community & Technical College  and St. Cloud State University are partnering to enhance geospatial information technology and unmanned aircraft systems education in the region and develop educational pathways for students. The funding is via NSF.

Science Blog: Digital Map Helps Historians Get Granular With Holocaust Research -"Beorn, a lecturer in UVA’s Corcoran Department of History and a consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has studied the Holocaust from a geographic perspective before and was looking for a way to create an interactive map of the Lviv ghetto and the nearby Janowska concentration camp."

Thursday, October 12, 2017

GIS Weekly: Are Drones, and Drone Courses, Leading to Jobs?

Geo for All News

Geo for All opened a call for tutors for the UN Open GIS Initiative. The group seeks people with "expertise in QGIS" and interest in volunteering for "UN Open GIS Initiative online self paced courses."

The slides from The State of Geo For All presented by Helena Mitasova, Vaclav Petras, Anna Petrasova from North Carolina State University (NCSU) GeoForAll Lab at FOSS4G 2017 Boston are available.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Is the world ready for a Location Intelligence Degree?


North Park University in Chicago has launched a bachelor's and a certificate in Location Intelligence within its School of Professional Studies. I was unable to easily determine from the website if the credentials were offered online or face to face. I see from Inside Higher Ed the degree is available fully online: "Students now can complete a bachelor’s degree in location intelligence entirely online, and North Park has four fully online graduate programs."

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has developed a new professional master’s program in Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI). There's an article on it here.