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Thursday, January 17, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Previews of Data Visualization and Spatial Data Science Books

Resources for Teaching and Learning (and impacting Parkinson's)

The Morning Call: Map: See where federal workers in Pennsylvania live, what they earn without a shutdown  - An interesting map to consider. How might it be improved?

Map Music Mapped - Celebrity Cruises created a map of the U.S. and U.K. top hits mentioning cities from 1960 onward. The top city is New York. I'm reading a biography of Paul Simon, so I confirmed that The Boxer was there ("where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me, leading me, going home.") Forbes contributor Duncan Madden wrote about the map very likely based on this press release from two days earlier. The map debuted in November 2018.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Open Data is Winning but not for the Reasons You Think

Resources for Teaching and Learning

Offaly Express: Offaly to feature in events marking the 'Year in Geography' - The Geographical Society of Ireland initiative, The Year of Geography, has begun. Offaly is the first county to be featured. "This initiative also involves geography teachers and other members of the Irish geographical community and aims to better illustrate what modern Geography is all about and to better highlight the work that geographers do." There's more information  on the Society’s webpage

Business Insider Australia: 10 'easy' geography questions that middle schoolers can answer, but are hard for adults - "INSIDER has compiled a sample test of 10 questions from topic areas that frequently appear in the Geobee, courtesy of the National Geographic Society’s free quiz – and they’re surprisingly difficult."

Thursday, January 3, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Teaching Virginia Farmers about Drones and Satellites

Resources for Teaching and Learning

NPR: Here We Have Idaho: How Would You Draw A Map Of Our State? - The local NPR station asks readers to sketch and share how they understand the state.

BBC: Business Daily - The program had a three part series on mapping in Africa in 2018. The last episode ran last week and included TomTom and What3Words among others. Here are links to all three parts: 1, 2, 3.