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Thursday, February 15, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Northland and Brandman up their Geospatial Game


Jeff Howarth at Middlebury shared his reading list (image at right) for “Cartography and the City," a first year seminar. Via @forneycove.

Esri's John Nelson shared this story map about common geographic misconceptions noted by educators. It's based on a paper his father, a geography professor, wrote.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Students Locate Fire Stations, Preserve Musical Heritage and Respond to Disasters

On and Off Campus

Press Release: OSGeo & Google Code-in 2017/2018: a great success to introduce students into the geospatial Open Source community - "OSGeo recently participated for the first time in the Google Code-in. Google Code-in is a contest held each year to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to Open Source software development." Sunveer Singh, center, was a grand prize winner, who worked on GRASS.

Appalachian State: Breece Robertson '00, the 'GIS whiz' at The Trust of Public Land - "Alumna Breece Robertson earned her master’s degree in geography and planning from Appalachian State University in 2000. She joined The Trust for Public Land in 2001 to create a coordinated geographic information systems (GIS) program, and she is now a vice president directing the Planning and GIS team."

Thursday, February 1, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Some Coursera MOOCs are Still Free!

Courses and Programs

Loma Linda University: LLU School of Public health intensifies focus on geoinformatics with GIS certificate, cognate courses - The school will offer a certificate in health geoinformatics (CHGIS) and a "series of cognate courses in GIS technology and applications for students working toward a master of public health (MPH) degree. " Both offerings begin summer quarter, June 18. 

TeachMeGIS will be releasing a GISP Test Prep course this spring. Via LinkedIn.