The National Council on Geographic Education’s (NCGE) annual meeting provides a forum for leaders in geography education to exchange information, enhance their skills and explore new teaching methods with the thought leaders in education. Directions Magazine’s executive webinar producer, Barbaree Duke, attended the event and provided this recap.
The four pillars of polio eradication all rely on “microplans”— detailed logistical blueprints that guide the planning and implementation of vaccination campaigns, routine immunization outreach, and surveillance for polio cases by providing critical data on the size and location of the target population in a given geographic area. Victoria Gammino, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist from the CDC explains how that's done in areas that don't have all the geosaptial technology routinely available in the U.S.
When the “Project Loon” balloon circumnavigated the globe in 22 days this spring, it validated Google’s ambitious and highly secretive endeavor to bring Internet access to a significant portion of the world’s currently unconnected population. Freelance author Brandon Engel takes us behind the scenes of the project, revealing the potential economic impact for rural and poorly served areas where Internet access is impeded.
The Defense Department is using GeoSHAPE tool that will soon be available to assist countries and organizations dealing with the deadly consequences of hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters and humanitarian crises, experts from DoD. The open-source tool is not directly related to shapefiles; the acronym stands for geospatial tool for security, humanitarian assistance and partnership engagement.