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the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps from 1907!
Indiana Student Daily: Early 1900s Bloomington shows historic city, shifting landscape in interactive map - An, IU project called Reconstructing Bloomington, displays data on early 1900s Bloomington. IU visiting geography professor John Baeten and his team of 19 undergraduate students used historic data to depict Bloomington’s physical and social landscape in 1907.
Mass Transit: Clark University student calls for revamp of WRTA bus system - "A Clark University [GIS] student believes better frequency and increased ridership could be the result of a bus system that focuses on serving major, multimodal 'transit corridors.'"
UVic: Victoria’s housing crisis: students shine light on empathy - "Through a partnership with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, Island Health and the UNESCO K4C Salish Sea Hub, the geography students created story map —an interactive website for the community to learn more about the people living in the transitional tiny home community being built at 940 Caledonia Ave."
Windstream Holdings: Paper Map Challenge - The company is offering a couple (selected via a contest) to show they can use a map, rather than GPS, to find three locations in their area over a week. The prize? $1500. Windstream is a provider of voice and data network communications, and managed services, to businesses in the United States. Via CBS 3 Philadelphia.
UW Oshkosh: Former professor’s farm turned into nature area - "A family hobby farm where a UW Oshkosh geography professor often took his students to study conservation is now a public nature area." Donald Nezter, who retired from UWO in 1980 was fan, and colleague, of Aldo Leopold.
The Globe and Mail: How Lim Geomatics is using new technology to change an old industry - The publication profiles Kevin Lim of Lim Geometrics of Ottawa, Canada, who devised a new method to survey forests with lidar.
Universiy of Sydney: Student pioneers COVID-19 communication with cutting-edge tech - Science PhD candidate Jamie Simpson Research developed a real-time suburb-by-suburb view of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales; Esri selected him as an Esri Young Scholar Award recipient.Events and Opportunities
Redlands: The Center for Spatial Business (CSB) at the University of Redlands School of Business will launch its 2021-22 Speaker Series with a virtual event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. At 6:00 PM Pacific, the featured speaker Dr. Konstadinos (Kostas) G. Goulias, Professor of Transportation, UC Santa Barbara will speak on Exploring the Roles of Location and Transportation Provision on Business Establishment Formation, Dissolution, and Relocation. RSVP to attend. Via HigherEd-L.
UCGIS: Do Names Matter? Branding, Marketing, and Communicating about Geography, Spatial Sciences, and GIS - The event is Mon, Oct 4, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. Via @UCGIScience.
Meanwhile in education
MIT: Justin Reich and researchers from the Teaching Systems Lab released a new report: "The Teachers Have Something to Say: Lessons Learned from U.S. PK-12 Teachers During the COVID-impacted 2020-21 School Year".
2021 Education Summit - Videos from the event are now available on YouTube. Via my colleague Angela Lee.
My Top ArcGIS Living Atlas Things - A collection of stories from Esri UK data curator Liz De Guzman. Via @EsriUK.