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Thursday, March 26, 2020

GIS Education Weekly: Teaching and Learning with Coronavirus Maps

Resourses for Teaching and Learning with Coronavirus Maps

Medium: Five Questions to Ask when you See a Coronoavirus Map - Garrett Dash Nelson,
Curator of Maps & Director of Geographic Scholarship, Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library provides a nice intro to virus cartography. Via @macgaffeyn.

Crowdsourced Grocery Store Reports: Holly Terpi put together this ArcGIS Dashboard with crowdsourced information about the situation in grocery stores. Via Stephanie Long on LinkedIn.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

GIS Edu Weekly: What the Experts say about Moving to Online Teaching

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Maps in this week's news are of three types: coronavirus maps, where to get food during coronavirus outbreak and maps related to the presidential election. There are a lot of data, cartography and other issues to discuss! This map of cases in L.A. is a good starting point. 

The Economist: Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks - "Data from Google show that the virus has indeed prompted a sharp decline in overall foot traffic. They also suggest that shops and restaurants in places where covid-19 is now taking root should prepare for similar slowdowns." Via RE Seiber.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

GIS Education Weekly: Mapping and Charting COVID-19

Coronavirus, Maps and Education

Kyodo News Plus: Student creates online map charting coronavirus cases across Japan - "Kyushu University student Lee Dong Yon, 25, utilizes health ministry data to plot the routes traveled by those infected within Japan....The psychology student has no background in programming, and taught himself after he became interested in a disaster prevention map he saw at an event hosted last year by Line Fukuoka Corp., a regional unit of messaging app provider Line Corp."

Forbes: Why Geography Is A Key Part Of Fighting The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak - Atmospheric scientist Marshall Shepherd, who has three degrees in meteorology, argues for geography.