Educators and administrators are always looking for professional development opportunities, tools and publications to enhance their teaching of geospatial topics. What could be better than free options?
The Map Projection Selection Tool was developed to help cartographers pick the best map projection for making maps in a GIS software program.
iGETT-Remote Sensing is an 18-month professional development program for faculty who teach Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at two-year colleges, and at high schools and four-year institutions that are interested in collaborating with two-year programs.Hands-on instruction at two summer institutes and in monthly webinars will enable participants to:
- Identify, download and analyze appropriate federal land remote sensing data
- Integrate remote sensing data with GIS to solve practical problems
Most expenses will be covered, and all participants will receive personal stipends and software for their labs. For more detailed information and an application to join the project in February 2014, see http://igett.delmar.edu and click on APPLICATION FORM [the link is on the left side menu and is titled, "Application"].Integrated Geospatial Education and Technology Training-Remote Sensing was funded in 2012 with a grant (DUE 1205069) from the National Science Foundation (DUE# 1205069) to the National Council for Geographic Education, in collaboration with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the U.S. Geological Survey Landsat Project, and the GeoTech Center. It builds on the success of the first iGETT project, conducted 2007–2012.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an easy-to-use website-building tool that puts previously complex digital programming into the hands of historians and researchers. The new tool, called the Digital Humanities Toolkit or DH Press, provides a way for historians, researchers, teachers and others to create interactive websites, virtual tours, data maps and multimedia archives with a WordPress platform. It also organizes data in more easily searchable and intuitive ways, such as mapping. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Digital Innovation Lab (DIL) and its Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) collaborated on the new tool.
YardMap is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments.
YardMap is also the world’s first interactive citizen scientist social network. When you join you are instantly connected to the work of like-minded individuals in your neighborhood, and across the country.
In the spirit of fostering collaboration within the Canadian GIS education and research community, Esri Canada, in partnership with the University of Toronto, invites you to attend a one day conference hosted at the University of Toronto. The day will consist of a plenary address; paper sessions focused on GIS in research, GIS in higher education instruction, and GIS use at the K-12 level; a series of lightning talks, technical workshops and roundtable panel discussions. The day will also feature a display of posters submitted by students, including submissions for this year's Young Esri Canada Scholar award.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- ArcGIS Online in Education - Success Stories from Early Adopters (pdf) is a compilation, in e-book form, of mostly previously published articles about using AGOL in education.
- How to Build a Successful GIS Career (pdf, registration required) is a new 6-page e-book from American Sentinel University.
- The Mapping Revolution: Incorporating Geographic Information Systems in Government is from GovLoop and sponsored by Esri.
- GIS Jobs, GISP Certification and Geospatial Careers is a compilation of articles from Directions Magazine.