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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

On the Geo Media

Editor's note: This is the first of a possible occasional series of posts on the geospatial media. I crafted the title from one of my favorite podcasts, On the Media.

One of the first maps discussed
on the Urhere podcast.
Urhere Podcast - "Urhere is a podcast about maps and cartography for fans of historic and modern maps." Gretchen Peterson and Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel talk about maps. Each episode has a companion blog post with a summary and a few links. New episodes drop each Wednesday and there are six already published. The hosts ask for voluntery monetary contributions.

DirectionsMag Geospatial Community Blog - Directions Magazine’s copyeditor and blog mediator Rebeckah Flowers publishes the posts, which "will be written by a variety of experts in various geospatial fields." States Flowers in an introductory post, "Our goal is for every blog post to provide you with easy-to-implement information for advancing your career or skillset, with links to resources and tools to facilitate further learning." The blog appears to be hosted on LinkedIn. Flowers welcomes contributions.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: WPSU's Geospatial Revolution Returns

Resources for Teaching and Learning 

Ever Given in the Great Lakes (boat not to scale)
Bloomberg: MapLab: Ever Given’s Geography Lesson - "More than a week after launching a viral web app that lets users drag and wedge the gigantic container vessel anywhere in the world, he’s [Garret Dash Nelson] still receiving screenshots from people who’ve joyfully stuffed it into Lake Tahoe, the Klang River, Buckingham Palace and thousands of other places."    

Vox: Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future? - This is Season 2 Episode 3 of the series "Glad You Asked." "Housing policy in the United States has a long history of deepening segregation. Redlining, exclusionary lending, and targeted zoning laws have all played a role in isolating minority populations while simultaneously privileging white residents. ... host Lee Adams wants to know how this happened, and what effect residential segregation has on your future." @re_Seiber.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: Tackling Geo Ethics and Social Justice

Resources for Teaching and Learning

WaPo: The complicated geography of vaccine hesitancy - "As you might expect, views of vaccination vary widely by state. In some places, such as Vermont, nearly everyone either indicates a desire to be vaccinated or reports having already received a vaccine dose. In other states, such as North Dakota, hesitancy is far more common."

Gizmodo: Earth Scientists Are Fighting to Push Racist Place Names Off the Map - "Four graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have called for scientists to help support efforts to remove racism from the hundreds of federal place names across the country." Via @reSeiber.