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Thursday, August 13, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: Response to UCSB Open Letter

COVID-19 Mapping and Education

NBC: Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions - This is an interesting map to use to explore the use of color, among other things.

West Virginia: COVID-19 UPDATE: Gov. Justice unveils interactive map of 1,000+ Kids Connect WiFi locations; announces WV has 6th-lowest rate of virus spread in U.S. - "Gov. Justice announced Kids Connect – a joint effort between the Governor’s Office of Technology, the WVDE, and the Higher Education Policy Commission to establish over 1,000 free wireless internet access points statewide by Sept. 8 – during his previous COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, as part of his multifaceted plan to reopen all pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools in West Virginia." Here's the map.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: Revisiting North at the Top

ABC News: Which US states require masks and which 2 don't at all? - A doctor friend shared this map from July 22. We had a nice chat about the legend.

NY Times: More Than 6,600 Coronavirus Cases Have Been Linked to U.S. Colleges - Frat members, administrators, construction workers and student athletes are testing positive.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: "I could not apply the basic geographic knowledge I had acquired in high school"

On and Off Campus

West Central Tribune: Girl Scout pinpoints Minnesota businesses on a sustainable - Sarah Kessler, a 16-year-old from Grand Rapids, MN is interested in fashion. She turned that interest into maps addressing sustainable clothing. One map includes stores that sell sustainable products, and a second includes stores that offer second-hand or consignment products. Kessler's efforts helped her earn the Gold Award, the highest award for a Girl Scout.

Trinity: Navigating the History of Trinity’s Campus Using a Digital Story Map - "A digital story map developed in the past year by Tess Meagher ’20 and Trinity instructional technologist Cheryl Cape showcases the evolution of Trinity College’s campus. The interactive story map, complete with aerial photos of campus and close-up pictures of buildings, documents the school’s unique physical history."