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GeoTech Center Cancels 2014 National Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Friday, April 18th 2014

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...

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

Thursday, April 17th 2014

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 contributions to spatial data...

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

Thursday, April 10th 2014

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 one is to be released each week....

Deadline Extended: GISCI Map Contest 2014

Tuesday, April 8th 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 contest. This year participants...

Elmhurst “Digital Earth” MOOC Awards Hundreds of Badges in First Week

Monday, April 7th 2014

Elmhurst College is using the Credly platform to confer badges to those completing modules of its Skill for the Digital Earth MOOC. The course has been open about a week and students have earned more than 400 badges. Some have just one or two badges while others have six or more. The Credly...

GIS Education News Weekly: Delta State, Geographers on PBS, More MOOCs

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Delta State Tackling Hazard Mitigation Plan Talbot Brooks, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State (Cleveland, MS), and the GIS center will do some GIS work associated with the Delta’s regional hazard mitigation plan. The project received...

Jane Goodall to Announce new Global Community Mapping Initiative on her 80th Birthday, Thursday

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

This week, we have a great learning opportunity for fans of  our Mapping With Google course and primatologist, Jane Goodall.  Dr. Goodall's 80th birthday is this Thursday and she will be hosting a special Hangout on Air for the occasion. Reaching more people than ever before, Jane will speak...

Update: GeoTech Center Announces 2014 National Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

The deadline for round 1 (multiple choice test) originally March 15, has been extended to April 15. Updated information is available online (not PDF).

GIS Education News Weekly: Mandela Map, QGIS Data, Robinson on Crimea

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Follow in Mandela's Footsteps The South Africa tourist board has created a map so visitors can follow in Nelson Mandela, footsteps. It's got a timeline, links and details needed to visit the sites. I suspect it'd also be useful for educators. And yes, you could call it a story map though Esri...

GIS Education Weekly News: Military Battle Maps, High School Drone Pilots, GeoTech Center

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Military Battle Maps MapofUs.org announced new maps on the free-for-personal use website: military battle maps dating back as far as 1775. The company is part of Genealogy Inc., based in Huntsville.the parent company of MapofUs.org. Sounds like a great resource for educators in history,...

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