Resources for Teaching and Learning
These maps show how 2020 could come down to 1 electoral vote - Four maps show one candidate wins by two and one shows a tie.
NYTimes: Creating New Boundaries Where Journalism and Geography Meet - How Tim Wallace made his latest map, the one about green and gray.
Reddit/GIS: For my Bachelor thesis I recreated my hometown in Minecraft by using real spatial data - There's a discussion on whether this is scientific enough to qualify as a thesis.
TampaBay.com: Targeted - Per Brain Timoney: "Required reading for any of us who have ever made a crime map." Via @briantimoney.
Lifehacker: Use This Map to Find Out Which Dinosaurs Lived in Your Area - Here's the app with paleogeographic maps from C.R. Scotese and visualization by Ian Webster. Lifehacker provides instructions on how to use it, if needed.
Programs and Courses
WVIR: ACPS receives grant for students to lead historical research project - The National Geographic Society granted Albemarle County Public Schools a $50,000 grant to explore contemporary and historical challenges. They use "geospatial technologies - so interactive web maps, GPS units, digital media, 360 cams - and the students are going to help us create a community asset map..."
St. Louis Business Journal: Inside Webster University’s plan to boost MBA enrollment during a nationwide decline (subscription required) - The school also offers a Remote Sensing Analysis and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Graduate Certificate.
Penn State: Geodesign program launches video series to raise awareness - "The Geodesign graduate program, offered online via Penn State’s World Campus, has launched a series of video shorts aimed at educating people about the discipline and its growing role in providing a transformative method to solve land-use challenges around the globe." The videos are on the geodesign YouTube channel.
COVID-19 Maps and News
The Miami Student: Miami professor retires amid COVID-19 pandemic - Geography and Western Program professor Dr. Hays Cummins had been in the department since 1988.
EdSurge: Back to School or Back to Remote Learning? Depends on Where You Live - There are no maps, but the text offers, "Rural Districts More Likely to Offer In-Person Learning, Choice."
WCF Courier - UNI ARCTICenter to research pandemic response among indigenous Arctic people - "The UNI Department of Geography, the ARCTICenter and the GeoTREE Center received a nearly $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation."