Diana S. Sinton

Diana S. Sinton

Diana S. Sinton has been teaching, writing, and speaking about geospatial technologies in education throughout her professional career as a geographer. Currently she is the Executive Director of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS), a non-profit, membership organization that supports a higher education community of practice around GIScience research and teaching. She also teaches courses in GIS and spatial analysis at Cornell University, and serves as the Series Editor for Esri’s SpatiaLABS collection.  Her interests include the use of social and cultural data within GIS applications, humanitarian mapping projects, and the roles of geospatial technologies and spatial literacy in teaching and learning, especially for students who are novices to GIS. More of her ideas can be found at dianamaps.com and Twitter’s @dianamaps. 



Recent Content by Diana S. Sinton

  1. Emerging Trends at the Intersection of GIS & Aerial Imagery (May 3rd, 2017)
  2. Peering into the IS of GIS (April 5th, 2017)
  3. Digital Elevation Models: Building your Base (March 8th, 2017)
  4. ‘Sweeping design changes’ for 2020 U.S. Census (February 8th, 2017)
  5. Resolution 2017: Create a professional development plan (January 11th, 2017)
  6. It Takes a Village: Intersections between Geospatial Professionals, Governments and Educators (November 30th, 2016)
  7. Comprehensive Data and Timely Analysis with a New National Water Model (November 2nd, 2016)
  8. GIS Jobs of Today Series (October 27th, 2016)
  9. GIS Jobs of Today: How does “Open” fit into the mix? (October 5th, 2016)
  10. GIS Jobs of Today: Only problem-solvers need apply (September 7th, 2016)
  11. GIS Jobs of Today: Should you have programming skills? (August 10th, 2016)
  12. GIS Jobs of Today: Which GIS job skills are in highest demand? (July 13th, 2016)
  13. GeoForAll Grows Its Grass Roots (June 1st, 2016)
  14. Location: Manipulating Space, Time and Accuracy (May 4th, 2016)
  15. OSM: The simple map that became a global movement (April 6th, 2016)
  16. The USAID GeoCenter: Innovation through Professional Development and Community Partnerships (March 9th, 2016)
  17. Geo MOOC landscape continues to evolve (February 10th, 2016)
  18. Mapping and modeling our world via smartphone (January 13th, 2016)
  19. Why mentoring matters: How Azavea and others are improving GIS education (December 16th, 2015)
  20. What to say when your friends “just don’t get” GIS (November 18th, 2015)
  21. Directions Exclusive: Ordnance Survey’s Jeremy Morley, on R&D and digital navigational data (November 4th, 2015)
  22. Initiatives by world’s leading mapmakers showcased at 27th ICC (October 7th, 2015)
  23. Fall 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup (September 23rd, 2015)
  24. Communicating with Maps Part 3: Considering uncertainty and error (September 9th, 2015)
  25. NGA’s ‘seismic shift’ to open collaboration (August 26th, 2015)
  26. Building Knowledge with People Power & Remote Sensing (August 12th, 2015)
  27. A Bold New World of GIS Assessment (July 1st, 2015)
  28. Communicating with Maps Part 2: Discussing the issues with CaGIS President Sarah Battersby (June 17th, 2015)
  29. Elevation data: Where to go and what to know (June 3rd, 2015)
  30. Communicating through Maps: Exploring the complexities and challenges of GIS mapping (May 6th, 2015)
  31. Are you ready to pass the GIS Professional Certification exam? (April 8th, 2015)
  32. European curriculum develops next generation’s ‘spatial citizens’ (March 25th, 2015)
  33. NSDI’s ability to meet future needs “at risk” (March 11th, 2015)
  34. Google’s recent deprecations ‘not cataclysmic’ (February 25th, 2015)
  35. Early 2015 Geospatial MOOC Roundup (February 25th, 2015)
  36. New approaches, technologies fuel the future of geodesign (February 11th, 2015)
  37. Effecting change, designing the future: Kelleann Foster discusses the state of geodesign (February 10th, 2015)

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