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Thursday, September 28, 2017

GIS Education Weekly: Online courses more time-consuming to prepare


ASU Now: Mapping the border a 'huge technological undertaking' for ASU professor, students - An interactive map of the border wall was part of the Gannet Company's coverage of the topic. A GIS specialist and three journalism students at Arizona State University made the map.

Times Higher Education: Online courses ‘more time-consuming’ to prepare for, study says - "Online courses are more time-consuming for academics to prepare for than traditional teaching, according to an Australian study."

LinkedIn: Making GIS work at a Liberal Arts College - Stewart Bruce, who left a position at Washington College, reflects.

Press release: New study the first to map escape routes for wildland firefighters from the air - "A University of Utah-led study has developed a mapping tool that could one day help fire crews make crucial safety decisions with an eagle's eye view."

New York Times: Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too - The future of the quantified student athlete.

Inside Higher Ed: Federal Audit Challenges Faculty Role at WGU - "Education Department’s inspector general labels Western Governors as a correspondence-course provider, seeks reimbursement of $713 million in aid and may broadly threaten competency-based education.” Via Hack Education.

Medium: GIS Analyst Salary Breakdown - Todd Barr explores GIS Analyst pay data from PayScale.com.

AFT: Do Manipulatives Help Students Learn? - A look at the science from the "Ask a Cognitive Scientist" column.

Maui Now: GIS Software Free for all Hawaii Schools - Esri is offering the new ArcGIS school bundle at no charge to all K12 public, private and charter schools throughout Hawaii.

The Oracle (USF - Tampa): The smoke-free policy continues to be met with mixed reviews - Students used GIS to see if the new no smoking policy at USF was effective.

The Battalion (Texas A&M): Touch to see: Braille Map in the MSC - It took years to make, but now there's a 3D Braille map of campus in the student center.


NCSU GIS 610-003/603: Tools for open geospatial science

Udemy: Mobile GIS and Mapping Applications with Leaflet ($20 via Geospatial Brainstorming Blog)

GIS and Earth Observation University: Learn Hyperspectral Remote Sensing from the Scratch 

Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS Pro Project Workbook, Third Edition teaches GIS via a singe project. (press release)

Esri is making available to educators – free of charge in PDF – the comprehensive, out-of-print Spatial Statistical Data Analysis for GIS Users by Konstantin Krivoruchko. Contact esripress@esri.com to request a copy.

For Students

The AAG Cartography Student Illustrated Paper Competition is on. Submissions are due Oct 20th. Prizes run into the hundreds of dollars. Via @cartoaag.

Need a story map idea? Here's a map of Thoreau's Concord that'd make a great story map. (I spend all together too much time in Concord, MA.)


Herald Mail Media: Shepherd hosts GIS meeting - More than 55 GIS professionals and Shepherd University students and faculty attended the Eastern Panhandle West Virginia GIS Users Group’s 11th annual meeting on Sept. 14 at Shepherd.