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Thursday, September 2, 2021

GIS Ed Weekly: When a student poster ends up on a UN website

Resources for teaching and learning

Earth Observatory: Satellite Observes Power Outages in New Orleans - "A team of scientists from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) has mapped the outages using satellite data. The images above show nighttime lights data acquired on August 9 and 31 by the Suomi NPP satellite. The base maps make use of data collected by the Landsat 8 satellite." Visit the site for the swipe map; very powerful.

The Guardian: Atlas of the Invisible: using data to map the climate crisis - "Graphics from a new book show causes and consequences that are hard to detect with the naked eye." The book is by UCL geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti.

Data Arranged: The infographic at right was all over my feeds this week. It seems to be an enhanced version of one perhaps originally from Hot Butter Studio, which used a version without the story, to illustrate an infographic. In any case, I think it's helpful for those of us trying to get our heads around stories with maps. Via Chance Chapman on LinkedIn.

On and off campus

ASU: ASU research reveals 'weak' replicability of place-based research - "In a recent perspective paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Michael Goodchild, research professor in Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and Wenwen Li, professor in the school, conduct a novel analysis, shedding new light on the challenges and opportunities the scientific community faces in replicating place-based research.

India Education: University of Freiburg: Student work on the geography of global change - The UNCCD, a subdivision of the United Nations that deals with combating desertification, selected a student poster as a the lead for its website.

UIC: UIC launches new interactive campus map - Among the new features are the (1) “Search Map” feature connects the user to all map resources and location data (2) the “Transit” tab features information about parking, bike rack locations and Divvy bike stations on campus(3) “Accessibility” section provides a summary of accessible parking locations, accessible routes, accessible building entries as well as emergency phones. The map is built on Google Maps.


GIS in HigherEd Chat: 2D and 3D Drone Collection, Processing, and Analysis with ArcGIS Drone2Map and Site Scan for ArcGIS - On  Tuesday, September 7 , 2021 | 12 NOON (ET), 11 AM (CT), 10 AM (MT), 9 AM (PT)  Jeremiah Johnson, Esri’s Imagery Solutions Architect will lead a discussion on how to incorporate Drone2Map and Site Scan in higher education.

Thematic Mapping: 101 Inspiring Ways to Visualise Empirical Data - Ken Field's new book is out in electrons; paper coming soon. Ken speaks to the book in this recent blog post.