features Boston's Northeastern University and its USGIF accredited geo program in an undated article.
A private research institution, Boston-based Northeastern University emphasizes experiential learning, or the integration of the classroom with the real world by engaging students in professional internships, research, and service projects around the world. Northeastern’s graduate geographic information technology (GIT) program within the university’s College of Professional Studies has thrived under such experiential learning initiatives."Experiential learning" is not new at Northeastern; the school offered it when my Dad went there in the 1940s.
LizardTech offers National University Program
LizardTech, the creator of MrSID® and provider of software solutions for managing and distributing geospatial content, announced today it has made its line of geospatial software available to national university students worldwide through the new National University Subscription Program (NUSp).This is not for U.S. institutions. Per a LizardTech representative, "This press release is intended for National Universities outside of the United States." U.S. institutions are to use the existing program detailed here.
This program, for schools outside the U.S., offers options with different numbers of seats; one is $1999 annually, the other $2999. Those are the same offerings and prices for U.S. school offerings I found on the education website. To date, LizardTech only lists schools in the U.S. that use its software including Notre Dame, USC, Youngstown State and the City of College Station, which I'm pretty sure is a city in Texas.
The company updated its educational licensing program last GIS Day.
Boundless Reaches out to Educators
On Tuesday the CEO of Boundless, @annjohnsonceo invited queries from educators:
Interested in open source geospatial software for education? Reach out to Boundless at: mailto:email@example.comThere was a graphic, too.
So I e-mailed. The e-mail bounced. I sent the e-mail to another Boundless address. I've not received a reply.
Mapbox offers Mapbox Studio to Everyone
It's hard to be sure, but I think before GIS Day Mapbox Studio was not available to all users. Anyway, now it is.
Today we're inviting everyone with a Mapbox account to create amazing cartography and advanced visualizations with Mapbox Studio. This is a turning point: a system for cartography that's powerful but easy to use and produces maps optimized for mobile applications and the modern web.This may make a free or paid account more valuable to educators and students.
ESA Offers Second Round of Climate Change MOOC
Monitoring Climate from Space. It's five weeks and starts November 30. The first iteration ran in June.