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Thursday, December 13, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: "Universities aren't preparing GIS Professionals AT ALL"


Star Rating of Some of
Maryland's Schools
Baltimore Sun: Map: View Maryland's star ratings for schools near you - The data is available for download; it'd interesting to have students make their own maps.

The New York Times: The Business of Selling Your Location - This appeared several times in my e-mail box and in all of my social feeds this week.

GeoAwesomeness: How much can you earn in the Geospatial Industry? - The authors "took a deep dive into more than 3,500 salary postings by top geospatial companies and startups on Glassdoor, and came up with the answers for you." Question to ponder: Is this an authoritative answer?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Underrated Colleges Have Winning Geographies

Course and Classroom Resources 

Year 5 NAPLAN Scores
Sydney Morning Herald: Where you live is determining your school's NAPLAN score - "In a new analysis, Macquarie University researchers have found that the area in which a student goes to school is one of the clearest predictors of year 5 NAPLAN reading scores, painting a stark picture of Australia's socioeducational divide."

Habitat Seven: The Climate Explorer - Explore graphs and maps of historical and projected climate variables for any county in the contiguous United States. "The Climate Explorer is a web application offering interactive maps and graphs to assist users in decision-making and resilience-building contexts. Built to support the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, the Climate Explorer helps people explore the exposure of human populations and valued assets to climate-related hazards that may put those assets at risk."

Thursday, November 29, 2018

GIS Education Weekly: Future of Work Skills Include Active Learning but not Spatial Ability


Inverse: Twitter Usage Data Can Map How Screwed Up Your Sleep Is - Scientists (biologists not geographers) at the University of Chicago are using tweets to explore U.S. residents' sleep loss.

Esri: Policy Maps - This is a nice interface to data for the U.S. There's an intro video here.