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Thursday, November 19, 2020

GIS Ed Weekly: New center focuses on community geography

On and Off Campus 

The Daily (University of Washington): People’s History map details the UW’s racist history, emphasizes student movement - The People’s History group, in collaboration with the Geography Graduate Student Association, presented its newly published interactive map, “A People’s Landscape: Racism and Resistance at UW, ...The map is a historical guide to the university’s legacy of racism and colonialism, featuring 32 locations across the UW Seattle campus, each marked with a representative photo." It's a StoryMapJS application.

Ohio State: Pandemic has surprising impacts on public transit demand - "While demand for public transit dropped about 73% across the country after the pandemic hit, the reduction didn’t impact all cities equally, according to the study, which analyzed activity data from a widely used public transit navigation app. Large, coastal cities – like Seattle, San Francisco and Washington, D.C – saw demand fall further than cities in the Midwest and South."

UW: UW American Heritage Center Creates Virtual Exhibition of Laramie’s Maps - "UW’s American Heritage Center (AHC) created a virtual exhibition, titled “A History of Laramie Through its Maps,” that tells Laramie’s story through 11 maps of the town and the county. It can be viewed here."

Air Force Academy: Geospatial exercise combines Academy cadets with crime fighting - Fifty cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy participated in a two-month exercise tracking hidden marijuana grow-sites.

Colorado College: Campus Master Plan kicks off with interactive mapping exercise - "To help kick off the Campus Master Plan, the CMP project team has posted an interactive mapping exercise, and is inviting all current students, faculty and staff to take part to help provide insights related to how people use space on and off campus today, and where the university has opportunities for adaptation and enhancement. The survey is open from today through Dec. 13, 2020."

Resources for Teaching and Learning

ABC7: Where did they shoot that? San Francisco's famous movie scenes mapped out - "ABC7 News analyzed data collected by the San Francisco Film Commission so you can now explore where many of those films and TV shows were filmed." Here's the map.

Atlas Obscura: The Obsessively Detailed     Map of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips - "The above map is the result of a painstaking and admittedly quixotic effort to catalog the country as it has been described in the American road-tripping literature." Via @centralAPHG.

Fast Company: We design maps for a living. Here's who got the 2020 election right - Alan McConchie offers some of Stamen's "favorite charts and maps from the 2020 election."

Good Geographic News

Comptia: 2020 Tech Towns Resilient Amid Uncertainty as Remote Work Grows - "Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there remains a need for a skilled, tech-ready workforce nationwide..." Via @joefrancica.

USA Today: World's last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracking device to prevent poaching - "The only known white giraffe in the world has been fitted with a GPS tracking device to help protect it from poachers as it grazes in Kenya." There were two others, a female and her calf, but poachers got them.
Programs and Courses

University of New Mexico: The R.H. Mallory Center for Community Geography - "The Department of Geography & Environmental Studies (GES) is excited to announce the launch of the new R.H. Mallory Center for Community Geography. The center will bring UNM and its communities together to address critical human-environment issues."

UC Davis: Using GIS for Cannabis Regulation - The online course is Dec 10 and 11. It runs about $600 (discounts available) and uses ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro 2.3.


Student Jobs - Details on internships and paid positions at Esri.

Introduction to Imagery and Remote Sensing - "This [ArcGIS Hub] site presents a growing body of materials to aid the development of university-level curricula on the subject of Introduction to Imagery and Remote Sensing. Our first release presents a series of hands-on activities , including interactive web apps, and real world problem-based labs. It also includes slide decks presenting fundamental imagery and remote sensing concepts." This is from my team.

My Classroom - Educator Lauren Sinclair offers resources to teach middles school students about epidemics. This is also from my team.