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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Teachable Moments from County GIS Challenges and Hate Group Map

Resources for Teaching and Learning

One panel of the GIS in Academia and Beyond map
features Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
BGMapp: GIS in Academia and Beyond - This map of "GIS programs and career opportunities across the US" is from Black Girls MAPP, a  "community initiative .. in partnership with Esri's WeCan (Women's Empowerment & Career Advancement Network) and Mapping Black California (a community mapping project)." There's a StoryMaps Live event coming up on February 5 about Black Girls MAPP. Via LinkedIn.

The Conversation: 6 things to ask yourself before you share a bushfire map on social media - Juan Pablo Guerschman, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO explains how satellites are used to make maps and provides the six things noted in the title. This Creative Commons article (all articles on the site are CC!) was picked up by many outlets including Fast Company.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

GIS Education Weekly: VR, EdTech and How Teachers Prefer to Teach

Resources for Teaching and Learning 

NGA: Crossword Puzzle - The puzzle was created for National Crossword Day 2019 best I can tell. This seems to be aimed at those in the industry, since the clues look pretty challenging! Via Twitter.

LinkedIn: Geospatial resources for schools - Thierry Gregorius shares a slide deck and other ideas for taking geospatial ideas into schools. I can download the PDF, but have not been successful at downloading the 30 Mb PPT file.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

GIS Education Weekly: Do APHG Students take More Geography Courses?

Resources for Teaching and Learning

NOAA: When to Expect the “Coldest Day of the Year” - "To give you a better idea of the coldest time of year for your area, NCEI has created a 'Coldest Day of the Year' map."

UWO: Faculty commencement address: Navigating new maps - "Angela G. Sublwa, geography department chair, delivered the following faculty address at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s 2019 midyear commencement ceremony." It's got some nice geographic references!