Resources for teaching and learningMap shows which states have the most support for Simone Biles after her withdrawal from Olympic all-around competition - "The team at betonline.ag set out to determine which US states support Biles following her unprecedented decision in Tokyo. Using geotagged Twitter data in the 48 hours following the team all-around competition — when Biles first bowed out — they tracked tweets, hashtags, and direct keyword phrases relating to Biles' choice to sit out."
The Conversation: AI spots shipwrecks from the ocean surface – and even from the air - A doctoral student at UT writes: "I taught a computer how to recognize shipwrecks on the ocean floor from scans taken by aircraft and ships on the surface." Via @vWMaps.
NPR: Climate Change Threatens The Offices Of Facebook, Google. Taxpayers May Be Left Paying To Save Them - This is an interesting interactive that highlights geography and environmental justice.
On and off campus
WXPR: Scientific Team Creates Underground Map to Address Rhinelander PFAS Problems - The UW team is mapping to identify locations where PFAS might be found. Two wells are already offline due to contamination.
HPCWire: KAUST Leverages Mixed Precision for Geospatial Data - A "research team led by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has applied mixed-precision computing to drastically reduce the computational load of large geospatial dataset modeling."
Programs and coursesSentinel Source: Keene State students, faculty face aftermath of latest cuts - "Geography is one of six academic programs Keene State is suspending — meaning the college will not enroll any new students in them — following the most recent round of faculty reductions earlier this month, part of the college’s multiyear effort to adjust to a smaller student body and eliminate a $14 million budget deficit.
Central Magnet School: Check out this collection of Central Magnet School's Intro to GIS Story Map stories. Via @CentralAPHG.