Resources for Teaching and LearningWe're Not Gonna Know Anything For Hours, So Here Are Some Funny Fake Electoral Maps People Are Making On Twitter - Some silly but stress reducing maps to explore. I like this one. What is it? "The electoral map if people voted their jean color."
Careers and Credentials
Dave Parr Blog: Should I get a GIS minor, certificate, or degree? - The short answer: it depends. Who is Dave Parr? "I am currently on leave 2019-2020 as an Assistant Professor of Geospatial Sciences in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I am a Senior Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Dartmouth College."
Programs and Courses
Lincoln Institute: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Launches Center for Geospatial Solutions - "The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy today launched a new enterprise to expand the use of advanced technology for land and water conservation—The Center for Geospatial Solutions (CGS). The center will give people and organizations the tools they need to manage land and water resources with precision, at the scale required to confront pressing challenges such as climate change, loss of habitat, and water scarcity." I had to look up the institute since I'd never heard of it.
App State: $500K grant funds mountain-to-mountain collaboration between App State and South Africa’s UFS
- "Appalachian State University and the UFS Qwaqwa Campus are
partnering on a two-year mountain-to-mountain project funded through the
U.S. Embassy and Consulates in South Africa. The project will engage
faculty, staff and graduate students at both institutions in teaching,
research, mentorship, scholarship and more."
UMN: UMN: Carl Steinitz to give 2020 Bochert Lecture. His talk is titled, “Re-thinking the Growth of London: An interactive multi-stakeholder perspective derived in geodesign and negotiation." The event is part of the GIS Day events to be held November 18, 2020. 12:00pm - 1:15pm CST. Via HigherEd-L.
Meanwhile in Education
Twitter: Carl Bergstrom, a UW biology teacher offers a thread about giving exams to students studying at home. I spoke with an AP Human Geography teacher doing remote teaching last week. He gave up on tests and instead is having his students do projects with ArcGIS Online. Via @audreywatters.
EdSource: Map: In-Person Instruction and Distance Learning in California - The data is by county and the categories have detailed, if confusing, definitions. Basically, this is a "mostly this," "mostly that" and a "mix of the two" choropleth map in yellow, orange and purple.
Trajectory: The Early GEOINTer -Elisa Luckabaugh discovered a passion for geography and geospatial technology as a senior at Fairfax High School and is featured in this podcast. She received a USGIF scholarship and attends the University of Mary Washington. Related: USGIF Launches Fifth Annual EdGEOcation Giving Campaign, 2021 Scholarship Program Now Open.
WQOW: UWEC expert explains importance of political geography in the election - "UW-Eau Claire political geographer Ryan Weichelt says pulling in rural voters in small districts could be the key to winning the state, and the election as a whole."
ArcGIS Blog: These ArcGIS Story Maps collections will inspire you - Allen Carroll shares four ArcGIS StoryMap collection categories (story books, story aggregations, story lessons, and story guides) to motivate you to create and publish your own collections.
StoryMap: Call to Action to End Environmental Racism - An activist story from Harvard and Esri supports Senator Corey Booker's Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act of 2020.Via LinkedIn.
StoryMap: The impact of President Trump's energy dominance agenda - A story from the Wilderness Society Action Fund illustrates "Our public lands and waters under Trump — in 7 maps." "Just as we hope this information encourages more of us to take action to support public lands, The Wilderness Society Action Fund is committed to stopping the worst attacks on, and building the politics for protecting our public lands and waters now and into the future."