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Thursday, June 21, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: University of Kentucky Opens Registration for MS in Digital Mapping

University of Kentucky Opens Registration for MS in Digital Mapping

The University of Kentucky's New Maps Plus program announced June 14 via tweet that it is now accepting applications for an MS in Digital Mapping degree program starting this summer. Applications are due June 24, with classes starting July 9. Students can also join the program in the fall semester. To date, New Maps Plus has offered only a post-baccalaureate certificate.

I (AS) contacted the program and Matthew Wilson (MW) , director of New Maps Plus, answered my questions.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: UIUC Approves CS + GIS Liberal Arts BS

Resources

Oracle: Oracle Launches Internet Map Providing a Unique View into the Global Internet - It's "a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions."

Ethics Education for Geospatial Professionals: A new GIS ethics case is available bringing the collection of case studies up to 17. "Ethical Minefield" asks the question: "Should a surveying and mapping crew chief pay a bribe to acquire data needed to conduct field reconnaissance safely?" Via @daviddibiase.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Mapping Money and Students

Idaho's National Merit
Scholars
Mapping Education

Idaho Ed News: Map Where Idaho's National Merit Scholars are From - "Thirty-four Idaho high school seniors are among 7,000 students from across the nation who’ve received a prestigious National Merit scholarship."

EdWeek: Map: Per-Pupil Spending, State-by-State - The publication mapped data from the Quality Counts 2018 report. The U.S. average was $12,562.