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Thursday, March 4, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: Bowdoin course: American History through GIS

On and Off Campus

University of New England: Students’ GIS work to highlight state’s minority-owned businesses on ‘Greenlight Maine’ spinoff - "Two University of New England students will use their knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) to highlight Maine’s minority-owned businesses in an upcoming television series." The show grew out of a class project that highlighted minority-owned businesses in the university's hometown of Biddeford.

UMN: UNM Geospatial & Population Studies symposium helps inspire new book - "Population Change and Public Policy is the proceedings of the Second Biennial Population and Public Policy Conference, held in February 2019 at Hotel Albuquerque. The conference was presented by the International Association of Applied Demographers and hosted by UNM’s Geospatial and Population Studies (GPS) along with the Hobby Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston."

Thursday, February 25, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: Are cities responsible for both innovation and inequality?

Black History 

"This map is the first known city sanctioned
document associating 'NEGRO' with redlining." 
CNY Central: The Map: Segregated Syracuse - See first documented association of race and redlining - "The Onondaga Historical Association has confirmed it as an historical find. It is evidence of officially redlined neighborhoods isolating Black families in the poorest pockets of the city."

The Conversation: How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America - "Cartography is a less documented aspect of the Panthers’ activism, but the group used maps to reimagine the cities where African Americans lived and struggled."

Thursday, February 18, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: Alexa knows where I am

Resources for Teaching and Learning 
The double-sided disk map minimizes
all six types of distortion.

Princeton: Princeton astrophysicists re-imagine world map, designing a less distorted, ‘radically different’ way to see the world - "Princeton professors J. Richard Gott and Robert Vanderbei worked with Drexel professor David Goldberg to create a revolutionary new map: a two-sided disk that can slip inside a textbook or be stacked neatly for storage. It provides more accurate distances than any existing flat map, while keeping visual distortions at a minimum." 

SF Gate: New map shows which California school districts are open - The map, in beta, is "continuously updated." I didn't get a sense of what "continuously" actually means, but perhaps that's part of the beta moniker.