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Thursday, February 21, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: VR/AR in the Classroom


VirtualiTeach: 90 VR Education Apps for Vive, Rift and WMR - The author picked his "top 5" for each category. At right is the geography list.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Meteorology, History, and Art Make Friends with Geography


Wired: Ooooh, here’s a map of all the weird sounds humans make - This is an interesting space to explore.

USGIF: USGIF Publishes Version 2.0 of its GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge - "The EBK [pdf] is developed by conducting a cross-industry job analysis to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the GEOINT workforce, and outlines standards for the broad practice of GEOINT."

Thursday, February 7, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: What's Next, Geographer Barbie?

On and Off Campus

Western Illinois University: WIU GIS Center, Students Help with Mapping of State's Warming Centers During Polar Vortex - "Staff and student workers from the Western Illinois University Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center helped create a statewide map of warming centers for Illinois residents during the recent polar vortex weather conditions. The WIU center worked closely with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to complete the work. "

WKU: WKU senior attends Federal GIS Conference - There were quite a few students and "young professionals" in attendance. The first question for Jack Dangermond at the Young Professionals Network (YPN) lunch: "Who's the best political geographer [now]?" Dangermond answered, "I don't know" and spoke on another topic.