|Work by geography student Myles Peeters|
Simon Fraser: Geography students discover the healing power of art - Last semester SFU geography instructor Sharla Stolhandske asked "students to create drawings, paintings, poetry or music to express their ideas for how to make sense of our changing world. She wanted them to discover that art could not only help them engage on topics in a different way, but could also improve how they manage their mental and emotional well-being."
Resources for Teaching and Learning
Journal of Geography: Transitioning from Emergency Remote Learning to Deep Online Learning Experiences in Geography Education - Schultz and DeMers' paper "provides perspectives to this unfortunate circumstance [teaching online due to COVID-19], describes positive and negative aspects of the experiences, presents best practices for deep online learning, and challenges geography educators to learn how instructional design for online courses can be leveraged. The goal is to provide a forum for online learning in geography education."
CNN: New book 'Atlas of Extinct Countries' explores the places that fell off the map - "The Atlas of Extinct Countries" by writer Gideon Defoe, suggests the reason for their demise isn't always a result of international diplomacy, brinkmanship or a peace treaty.
Zenger: Women Data Scientists Created GPS-Driven App to Help Kenya Keep Covid-19 Numbers Low - "Test data, GPS coordinates and contact tracing help an innovative project spot outbreaks in real time." This article is from Zenger News, which unlike other publications which ran the story, includes the author's name.
Reuters: Volunteer armies map 'invisible' communities hit by coronavirus - Hundreds of volunteers who otherwise mark roads and bridges on OpenStreetMap (OSM) added more than 1,100 Indonesia handwashing stations.
USA Today: New coronavirus map helps parents determine risk level of Halloween activities in their area - "The Halloween & Costume Association and Harvard Global Health Institute released a color-coded map that shows coronavirus risk levels by county to help guide families on how to safely celebrate Halloween. Counties fall into one of four risk levels, calculated on a seven-day rolling average of daily cases per 100,000 population."
NPR: Map: Mail-In Voting Rules By State - Five states require a reason beyond COVID-19 to request a mail-in ballot.
Programs and Courses
Esri (GeoNet): Using GIS to Create and Give Quizzes - Joseph Kerski offers some samples of how to include quiz questions in and using GIS.
GIS Community Anticipating Remarks from #GISPro2020 Keynote Speakers - The speakers in question are Martin O'Malley, Author and Former Governor of Maryland, Chris Vaughan, Geographic Information Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Juliana Blackwell, Director of the National Geodetic Survey. "URISA is pleased to offer a free registration option to hear and watch these speakers deliver their talks 'live'."
Meanwhile in our Industry
Bentley: Bentley Systems Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering - Bentley Systems Inc. expects to raise up to $204.25 million by offering 10.75 million Class B shares in at a price between $17 and $19 a share. The stock is expected to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "BSY."