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Thursday, November 15, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Challenges to Teaching Geography in Belgium


Twitter Thread: States Scaled by Moose Population -  Brian Brettschneider shares a map and discussion and learning happen! This is the best thing about Twitter! 

 Story Maps Team: Geography Treasure Hunts - Quite fun!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Proposed University of Wyoming Geography Dept. Reorganization

Programs and Courses
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page of the UW site. Irony?

University of Wyoming: UW Proposes Changes in Geography Education, Research, Service - "...the University of Wyoming has proposed a reorganization of its geography instruction, research and service. The changes would result in the elimination of UW’s current low-enrollment geography undergraduate degrees and Department of Geography graduate programs, while maintaining a commitment to geography instruction as an integrated and stand-alone subject to support interdisciplinary education at the university." More info here.

Jamaica Observer: Geospatial technology programme to start in January 2019 - "The HEART Trust/ NTA, has partnered with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, to develop a geospatial technology centred training programme, which will become available to the public in January 2019."

Thursday, November 1, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Arguing for Geography in Schools

On and Off Campus

Mashable: Crowdmapping aims to tackle the problem of gender inequality in our cities - CrowdSpot, an Australia-based crowdsourcing platform, and Monash University's XYX Lab are creating the Gender Equality Map, a pilot program which launched in Victoria, Australia on Monday. "The map will allow the public to pinpoint instances of inequality in their neighbourhood, and eventually allow decision makers and designers to see the bigger picture."

WKU: WKU alumni, students, faculty attend annual Kentucky GIS Conference and WKU student receives Kentucky's 2018 GIS scholarship - The school has a larger pretense than usual and WKU student Hannah Caudill of Elizabethtown was awarded the $1,000 GIS scholarship by the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP).