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GeoTech Center Cancels 2014 National Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Scott Jeffrey, Professor and Program Director, Geospatial Applications Program at Community College of Baltimore County, and Assistant Director / Senior Team member at the GeoTech Center, explained on a LinkedIn group that this year's contest was cancelled. We have not been able to generate...

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GIS Education News Weekly: IEEE Award, Crime on Campus, Polar Geospatial Bootcamp

Awards Spatial Data Structures Prompt Award Hanan Samet, a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's prestigious W. Wallace McDowell Award for his...Read more

Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project

Census Explorer, a new online tool that displays demographic information on maps of states, counties, and neighborhoods, is powered by Social Explorer, a data visualization tool developed by NSF-funded sociologist Andrew Beveridge.

GIS Education News Weekly: Clapper at UGA, QGIS Tutorial, Online Spanish GIS Courses

Teaching and Learning Tools MangoMap Offers QGIS Tutorial MangoMap is online mapping solution so I think the newly announced series of tutorial videos for QGIS is just a marketing/lead collection effort (like the company's book). The first one is up and a new...Read more

Dumb and Dumber, Thanks to GPS

What do a commuter taking a detour on the way to work and a youngster fashioning a bird out of a sheet of brightly colored paper have in common? They’re both depending on spatial cognition to complete a task. The trouble is that some of our beloved electronic devices could be a...Read more

Deadline Extended: GISCI Map Contest 2014

GISCI announced an extension of the contest deadline to April 15. Why? "Because of interest and an increased difficulty in map preparation with this year's Contest..." per an announcement. --- original post March 3, 2014 ---- GISCI is running its 3rd annual map...Read more

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