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Thursday, May 24, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: What Can the National Geographic Bee and Oxford University Teach Us About Geography Education?


GPS.gov: I'd not been to the U.S. government's GPS site for quite a while. It's aimed at the public and includes information on how to submit map changes (graphic at right) and a STEM curriculum for middle schoolers.

BBC: 100 Women: Gladys West - the 'hidden figure' of GPS - When Mrs West started her career at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Virginia in 1956, just one other black woman and two black men worked alongside her. She went on to work on GPS.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: UB Celebrates 30 Years as NCGIA Site, UC adds Geo to the Core


Winning Moves: Game of the States - "Gamify your home or classroom with Winning Move USA's, "Game of the States". Kids learn all about the United States by racing their trucks across country buying and selling goods along the way. Players will become familiar with the 50 states..." I do not follow this part: "...learn STEM facts about each state!" What are STEM facts?

National Geographic: Archive - The magazine's archive of 6,000+ maps is not available to the public, but following the organization on social media will allow you to see one of the maps each  day. Via @mapdragons.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Save the University of Wyoming Department of Geography

Courses and Programs

gvSIG poster featuring
crime applications
The gvSIG Association launched a free course (several video tutorials) focusing on GIS applied to criminology. The materials seem to be from Universidad Miguel Hern├índez de Elche.

The Tribune (India): GNDU, PRSC join hands for geospatial research - "Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) and Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC), Ludhiana, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of geospatial technology on Thursday."