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Thursday, March 23, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Mercator Out and Gall-Peters In for Boston Students

Articles and Resources of Interest

Chicago Educational Attainment
(bluer = more)
Map: Educational Attainment in America Map - by Kyle Walker, TCU Center for Urban Studies. Check out Chicago! via @pennstateGIS

ArcGIS Blog: How to Make Smart Color Choices in Your Maps - Lisa Berry (Esri) tackles color. There's also a swell story map.

The Boston Globe: Is North America really bigger than Africa? This map sets things straight -Six hundred social studies classrooms throughout the Boston Public School system are swapping out Mercator projection maps for Gall-Peters projection maps. Gall-Peters are the ones that "more accurately depict the dimensions of continents and countries," per the article. Do you think it will have an impact? Via John from the Ross Road running crew

Thursday, March 16, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Campus Maps, Data Storytelling

Articles of Interest

Wastewater treatment plans
Fast Company: Ever Want Image Search For Google Earth? This AI-Driven Tool Does That - Descartes offers a search engine that will find other instances of a feature in a satellite image in other satellite images. The tech the company is commercializing was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Interesting, but I confess feeling a bit of "solution in search of a problem" situation. I hope I'm wrong.

Tapestry Conference: 10 Data Storytelling Videos from Tapestry 2017  - Among the ten data storytelling presentations is one titled "Geospatial and Temporal Visualization of a New Vaccine Introduction."

Sunday, March 12, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Gerrymandering, HOTOSM Tackles Malaria, CC0 for Open Data

Resources and Articles
WaPo: This is the best explanation of gerrymandering you will ever see - nicely, spatially done. h/t @atanas

Esri: Esri Dev Summit Plenary  - Video from this week's event

Kenyatta University: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Kenyatta University GIS - Two more things you don't know: Stanford's Stace Maples just visited and the name of the person who wrote that article!

Tableau Blog: Shapefile Support in Tableau - May prove useful to some h/t @chadskelton