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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: A Few Programs Change Plans


WPR: UW-Stevens Point Reorganizes Department Of Geography And Geology - The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is reorganizing its Department of Geography and Geology in response to budget cuts. The department will no longer exist as a stand-alone unit, but will be folded into other academic programs.

The University of Kentucky's New Maps Plus program is not currently accepting applications for its Master's program. I contacted the program via e-mail for comment, but have not heard back.

The Wade Edwards Learning Lab in Raleigh teaches young people GIS. "GAPS: The center's Geospatial Mapping program begins in a month. The eight-week program will take place on Saturday mornings for students in grades eight to ten who are interested in STEM."

Thursday, September 14, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Why Female Students Leave STEM

Concentration of Children Near Facilities
Releasing Cancer Causing Chemicals

DePaul Geography undergraduate student Michael Rasmussen made the school's Map of the Month

Bulldog Blog (University of Redlands): Environmental business alumnus helms GIS department within days of graduating - Jakob Larson ’17 was hired to manage GIS operations for California’s largest land preservation system, the Wildlands Conservancy.

UW-Green Bay: More than 200 UW-Green Bay students navigating with GPS - It's about the school's Gateways to Phoenix Success (GPS) program for first year students.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: A Houston Geography Teacher Takes on Harvey on the First Day of School

New colors on the NWS maps were prompted by Harvey.

The newsletter is a bit late and a bit short this week. I'm sure you would agree that my students should come before this "recreational" activity.


EagleView captured and shared imagery from Harvey. Interestingly, it has a trigger warning. Woolpert's imagery does not.

WaPo: The Intersect: Thanks to Harvey, Snapchat’s map feature went from being kind of creepy to really useful - SnapMap because a solution during the disaster, rather than a solution in search of a problem.