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Thursday, July 20, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: A Lot About GIS at Universities and a Little About Esri UC

Articles and Resources
It turns out that Maryland is hard to draw!
Time: Americans Are Really Bad at Drawing These 3 States - The results are based on a challenge to readers from the previous week. Via @dianamaps.

NY Times: When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone 

Forbes: Four Emerging Misconceptions On Social Media About The Upcoming Great American Eclipse - Marshall Shepherd offers some "teachable moment" content.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Esri EdUC, Teaching Math with GIS, Balloon Mapping Expansion

Esri Education GIS Conference

I'm involved with two sessions at the event, which starts Saturday, that might be of interest.

On Saturday at 8:30 am (first session of the conference), I'm hosting a workshop exploring how to leverage Esri's MOOCs within existing courses and programs. (Disclosure for new readers: I manage Esri's MOOC program.)

On Tuesday I'm hosting the education conference's "self organized sessions," basically a mini-unconference. This is a chance for attendees to set the agenda and cooperatively explore topics of interest. One topic is already on the agenda: GIS Course Improvement. Want to get warmed up? Here's a post I wrote after my first education "unconference."

Thursday, June 29, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Google Earth, ArcGIS Pro and Coloring in the Curriculum

Resources and Articles

Mapbox Blog: Designing maps for mobile devices - Nathaniel Slaughter explores how to think about map scale, map size and the user's motion to make fit for purpose visualizations. As Bill Morris (@vtcraghead) pointed out on Twitter, the graphic at right is a keeper.

Map Size and Interactivity Levels 
Integrating ArcGIS Pro & Web Mapping in the Cartography Curriculum
Monica Lloyd of Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS, NS, Canada) offers a story map on the topic.