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Thursday, May 20, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: How COVID-19 will change the geography of competition

Courses and Programs
YouthMappers: Announcing the YouthMappers Academy! An Online Platform to Build Mappers - The first courses will be available June 1 on the TechChange platform. Each course completed confers a Geobadge (American Geographical Society badging effort). The courses include: 
  • Course 1: The OSM Ecosystem
  • Course 2: Mapping with iD Editor
  • Course 3: Imagery Interpretation
  • Course 4: The OpenStreetMap Data Model
  • Course 5: The Tasking Manager
  • Course 6: Chapter Management

On and Off Campus

MUST: The ethics of investing in new infrastructure in the United States - "Dr. Shane Epting, an assistant professor of philosophy at Missouri University of Science and Technology, says there are important ethical questions for the nation to consider before diving into such a major and widespread investment in the transportation network, drinking water systems, renewable energy and other infrastructure projects."

KNOE: West Monroe is locating unmarked graves at Hasley Cemetery - "A University of Southern Mississippi geography professor and five students are helping the City of West Monroe locate unmarked graves at Hasley Cemetery."

NC State: Study Offers Insights for Mapping ‘Coastal Squeeze’ Impacts to Historical, Natural Sites - "Researchers from North Carolina State University mapped how important environmental, cultural and historical sites like the marshes could be impacted by the double 'coastal squeeze' of sea-level rise and urban development on Johns Island, a low-lying island near Charleston."

Resources for Teaching and Learning

National Review: Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn't - "The former dashboard manager alleges a vast data conspiracy in Florida; not a word of it is true."
Sloan Review: How COVID-19 Will Change the Geography of Competition - Three trends are reshaping global strategy and operations for the world’s largest companies.
Vice: Google Won't Say If It Will Update Its Blurry Maps of Gaza - Regulations requiring blurry maps have been overturned, but so far Google has not updated its maps.


Troy: First GIS graduate reflects on TROY experience - The graduate, Yitong Wu, who finished in 2020 came from China. "Wu chose TROY out of 121 other international universities that offered similar studies in GIS."

Hays Daily News: FHSU Online a rewarding experience for graduate - Cody Erwin, who lives in Wichita, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in geosciences with an emphasis in geography during Fort Hays State University’s first on-campus commencement ceremonies since May 2019. He's starting a Masters at Kent State and has a job with the City of Haysville, a suburb of Wichita.

Syracuse: On the Eve of Retirement, Mark Monmonier Receives Lifetime Achievement Award - "As he wraps up a nearly 50-year career with the Maxwell School, Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography and the Environment, has received the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award."

FIU: Professor receives prestigious IBM Global Academic Award - "Naphtali Rishe, professor at the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences, is the recipient of the 2021 IBM Global University Program Academic Award. The award is a recognition of Rishe's ongoing research in Geospatial Data Analytics for Ecological Observations." 

Binghampton: Commencement 2021 profile: Micah Jumpp - "Micah Jumpp will receive a bachelor's degree in geography and return to Binghamton University to pursue her master's degree." The community organizer expects geography to be key in her future activism.
St. Mary's (MN): Alumna uses degree to lead in geographic information systems - Kendis Scharenbroich M’00 has worked in GIS for 20 years, since she graduating with a master’s degree in resource analysis. "Today, she is the president and CEO at Pro-West and Associates, Inc., a consulting firm in Bemidji, Minn., that offers GIS services for cities, counties, and state and federal governments."
Esri Community: ArcGIS Pro 2.8 - What's New! (for educators and students) - "...there are a couple specific updates that are really exciting and I’ve decided to pull out a ‘Top 4 Updates’ to highlight a few."

Esri Education Summit: Registration is open for the free event which runs June 21 -22.

Webinar : Advancing Your Curriculum With the Latest Image and Raster Analysis Tools - The webinar will be Wed, June 9th, 2021 at 10:00 AM PT | 12 Noon (CT) | 1:00 PM (ET) - "Image and raster analysis have always been part of the core of ArcGIS. Today, with the advancement of ArcGIS, image and raster analysis can be performed in a variety of platforms: desktop, server, and online."

UCGIS Webinar: If you missed the UCGIS/Esri Funding and Support Models of GIS panel session last week, the recording, resources, and lessons learned shared by panelists are available in this blog post at the Esri Community.