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Thursday, August 17, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Learning from the Eclipse

Map My Waahi

Press release: More Than 4000 Students Participate to Virtual Field Trip - Map My Waahi, viewed by more than 4000 students, was the first of three virtual field trips to be sponsored by the Ministry of Education, led by LINZ in partnership with the Department of Conservation and presented by Core Education.

Press release: MapD to Collaborate with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University to Accelerate Research with GPUsMapD Technologies announced a collaboration with the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University (CGA) to bring the power of GPUs to geospatial analytics.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Online High School Human Geography Course Debuts this Fall


Micronutrient Map
University of Minnesota: Top prizes for a map of micronutrients - "An interactive map exploring the distribution of nutrients across the world was the recipient of the 2017 U-Spatial Mapping Prize. Peder Engstrom, lead creator of the map, is a GIS scientist with the Global Landscapes Initiative at the Institute on the Environment and is also pursuing his master’s of GIS at the University of Minnesota. The map, which explores the correlation between the size of a farm and its diversity of nutrient production, illustrates the importance of small farms, especially in developing nations." It's a story map.

The New Stack: A History of Open Source GIS, from Humble Beginnings to World-Changing Applications - Recap by Anthony Calamito of Boundless.

Manitoba Co-operator: You are here: 4-H pitches youth GIS training - Youth in Nebraska have been introduced to geographic information systems since 2007.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: A Few Interesting Threads as Summer Wanes

Articles and Resources

UAH: UAH designated Center of Academic Excellence in geospatial sciences - The Department of Atmospheric Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has been named a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in geospatial sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Fredericksburg.com: New report from Maryland college expands knowledge of Native Americans on Rappahannock - A team of anthropologists from from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, “Defining the Rappahannock Indigenous Cultural Landscape,” looks at where native Americans lived and why. The study—conducted for the National Park Service - used GIS. 

GCN: The hidden costs of open data - A new report, from a research team led by University of Waterloo professor Peter A. Johnson and McGill University professor Renee Sieber, suggests "there are unforeseen costs when it comes pushing government datasets out of public-facing platforms -- especially when geospatial data is involved."