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GIS Education News Weekly: Another MOOC, Colleges Take on FAA Regarding Drones, FOSS4Geo

Open Online Academy Announces GIS MOOC for the Fall Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy.  More details at All Points Blog. And, no, I'd not heard of Open Online Academy before, but its focus in on design education (architecture and related...

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GeoTech Center Wins HI-TEC Award

On July 23 the GeoTech Center was awarded the Innovation Award, one of four awards presented as part of 2014 High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) held in Chicago.  HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where...Read more

Private and Public Colleges Urge FAA to Allow Researchers to Use Drones

Tiny Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts took the lead on an open letter (pdf) sent to the Federal Aviation Administration last week to protest that researchers don't have access to the same hobbiest model planes that ten year olds do. Current regulations...Read more

Update 2: Esri Announces MOOC: Going Places with Spatial Analysis

More info via various sources. Suggestion to Esri: It'd sure be nice if all of this information was on the MOOC home page. Start date: Sept 3 (via Learn ArcGiS) MOOC guest lecturers: (via @esrimooc):   David Gadsden - Esri Nonprofit Program coordinator....Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Geotech in PhysEd, TSA Geographic Literacy, Map Projections

Geospatial in Phys Ed? Danielle Grant, a Potsdam, NY elementary school physical education teacher has been named the 2014 New York State Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She's high tech: Grant uses pedometers, pulse sticks, GPS units, gaming systems,...Read more

MOOC from Open Online Academy Starts this Fall: Introduction to GIS and Mapping

Introduction to GIS and Mapping starts this fall from the Open Online Academy. The course page suggests it's either four weeks or eight; it's not clear. Until recently cartography skills where hard to learn. Today, new technologies allow us to download...Read more

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