|States and Districts in the Conterminous U.S. |
with Esri Education Licenses. Alaska and
Hawaii both have statewide licenses.
Geospatial Projects High Schoolers to Intel Science Talent Search Semifinals
Nicholas Robert Cowan's and Emily Grace Faughnan's projects are, respectively “Geospatial Modeling to Predict Potential Natural Range Expansion of the Eastern Coyote, Canis latrans, in Suffolk County, New York” and ”A Geospatial Trends of Missing and Exploited Children in the New England and New York Metropolitan Region, USA”
GeoTech Center News
Introduction to 3D Web Scene Creation with LIDAR Data
In this introductory workshop [30 min Wednesday, January 21 at 2:00 PM Eastern]The National GeoTech Center will be presenting monthly free webinars on the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM Eastern time.
, we will introduce the National Map Viewer as a way of acquiring LIDAR data. Participants will learn how to manipulate LIDAR data, create 3D visualizations using LIDAR data, and publish visualizations to ArcGIS Online as 3D Web Scene. Participants need an ArcGIS for organization account and ArcScene (with 3D analyst extension) in order to complete the exercise.
2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition
This year finalists will go to the GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference as URISA is a sponsor. New this year (see last year's rules in PDF):
- no test, projects only
- longer videos
- two and four year geo students welcome
- Esri and other tech welcome in projects
- winners go to URISA GIS-Pro Conference not Esri UC
From Phil Davis re QGIS MOOC:
We are at 1000+ now enrolled and one month to go. The geographical distribution is literally all over the map (globe) with entries from all continents. The majority from North America and EU followed by South America and Far East.Going Places with Spatial Analysis MOOC
Registration is open for the Esri MOOC (March 4–April 15, 2015) via @JospehKerski
More UK Students Study Geography
Student numbers for geography have been rising for the last five years with 225,000 sitting a GCSE in the subject and 55,600 taking an A-level in 2014Among other things, the suggests, studying geography helped the students get into college!
Wanted: $500,000 Geodesign Professor
Given our [Geography, Planning & Recreation] department’s initial efforts with geodesign education and research, we are spreading the word about an amazing opportunity for an accomplished researcher who may wish to relocate to Flagstaff, Arizona. Northern Arizona University is asking for nominations for a “$500K Candidate” who might fit well with “existing faculty research programs and/or centers”.For the naive like me, the descriptor refers to someone who can bring in $500,000 for research funding per year.
It's International Map Year
International Map Year is supported by the United Nations Initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) and the UN Regional Cartographic Conference.It's another opportunity to tell the world about the value of maps - sort of a longer and more international GeoWeek/GIS Day. It's even got a hashtag:
Grants for FOSS4G NA
These are not travel grants but do offer free registration and hotel for those who otherwise could not attend. A good percentage (60%) are set aside for women and minorities. I should thinks students and educators are good candidates.
Vermont High Schoolers Map to Respond to Ebola
Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne of the University of Vermont shares his experience involving high schoolers in OpenStreetMap work supporting ebola response efforts.
Visualoop's Favorite 100 Maps of 2014
The list from Visualoop the authors point out, is not really the best maps, but their favorites of the ones the website covered in 2014. The list and some other highlights from the year are interesting to explore, nonetheless.
It sure took us some time, but here it is: the list with our 100 favorite interactive maps of 2014. And as it happened with our selection of interactive visualizations, you’ll see here projects that were chosen among the thousands highlighted week after week, in our Digital Cartography round ups. So, this is not the “best maps of 2014″, since we are not taking in consideration the ones that we didn’t feature on Visualoop.MapStory is Finalist in Connected Learning Challenge on Trust
MapStory is a finalist in the The Trust Challenge, the fifth Digital Media and Learning Competition. I've not heard of it, but I've heard of the supporter: the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The challenge is
an open, international invitation to museums, libraries, school districts, schools, community organizations, app developers, researchers, colleges and universities, and other institutional/organizational partners willing to create collaborations or alliances that address existing real-world challenges to trust in connected learning environments.MapStory's proposal is titled Establishing trust and civility within the MapStory ecosystem and it was selected as a finalist, along with more than two dozen others. There's $1.2M in grants available, including small $5K ones for people's choice winners. MapStory asks that you vote for its project by January 20th. You vote by clicking a heart icon; it's one vote per proposal per IP address best I can tell.
GIS Money via Energy Grant
Casper College will work to address Wyoming’s energy industry workforce needs, according to Lesley Travers, dean for the Casper College School of Business and Industry after receiving a recent grant totaling nearly 2.5 million. The eight programs to receive funding from the grant are welding, extractive technology, diesel power, geology, electronics, GIS, process technology, and renewable energy, specifically wind.The grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. There were six applicants for the grant.
Esri Edu Busy in South East Asia
Singapore high school students used mobile devices with ArcGIS to gather data on what makes their region important as a tourist destination. The success of the project is encouraging further use of GIS.
Due to the success of their inquiry-based activity, Mdm Rosmiliah said there were plans in place to extend the use of ArcGIS beyond the topic of tourism in geography, to other topics such as weather, climate and plate tectonics.