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GIS Education News Weekly: GIS for Africa, GTCM, UWF Quality of Life Map

Thursday, October 30th 2014

An update on GIS for Africa's 2014/15 Plans The session of GIS for Africa's EduCONNECT (2014/2015) started on Oct 13, a bit later than planned due to ebola finding its way to Nigeria. The EduCONNECT 2014/2015 is focusing on the revitalization of geography education. In our secondary...

First FOSS4G MOOC I’ve Seen: gvSIG

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

I just found this via on the ICA-OSGeo listserve. The question of a FOSS4G MOOC came up last week at the New York State Geospatial Summit and I said I expected to see a first one very soon! The gvSIG-Training e-Learning platform opens its registration period for the "Basic GIS with gvSIG"...

GIS Education News Weekly: NACIS Student Winner, Mental Health, UConn Certificate

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

NACIS Student Winner Profiled University of Cincinnati geography student Nate Wessel’s new map is a bike enthusiast’s best friend. And, the map [right] won first place in the student come petition at NACIS. Wessel is profiled in a university news article. AAG Tackles Mental...

GIS Education News Weekly: CMC Map, Denver FOSS4G Lab, Aussie Geography Curriculum

Thursday, October 16th 2014

State of the Art Campus Map Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has launched a new interactive campus map. It's got 3D and is based on Google Maps. There's a story map-like tour, too. Suggestion: It might valuable to ask Claremont Graduate University GIS folks for some input on the next...

GIS Education News Weekly: Bronx CC Geospatial Center, New Biz Clustering Map, New Google Maps Course

Thursday, October 9th 2014

The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center Opens The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) opened last Friday. The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) is a collaboration between Bronx Community College of The City...

GIS Education News Weekly: Central Wyoming College, NJ Sexual Assaults on Campus, Delaware Tech

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

New Geo Program in Wyoming Central Wyoming College, industry partner Mowrey Seismic, the Riverton Economic Development Association and the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services will partner over the next three years to use more than $200,000 to train individuals in geospatial information...

Teaching a Flipped GIS Course: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

How does blended learning, flipped classroom concepts and other newfangled education thinking work in GIS? Penn State's Alex Klippel provided some insights yesterday via a webinar. It was part of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) series and titled "Blended...

GIS Health News Weekly: Alcohol-related Liver Disease in England, Vaccines in Hollywood, Epidemic MOOC

Friday, September 26th 2014

Liver Disease Health officials have mapped out the places in England which have the highest rates of people admitted to hospital as an emergency for alcohol-related liver disease. The North West and the North East were pinpointed to be the places with the highest hospital admissions,...

GIS Education News Weekly: New Orleans Schools on the Move, Bucknell Visits New Orleans, MOOCdemic Returns

Thursday, September 25th 2014

New Orleans Schools on the Move The Times Picayune continues to map the changes since Katrina. With $1.8 billion of repairs and construction under way, New Orleans' public school programs are on the move. Here's the 2014-15 map. (Google Maps Engine, right) and here's a map of how many times a...

GIS Education News Weekly: OSGIS Presentations, GeoWeek Events, Assistantships

Thursday, September 18th 2014

OSGIS Presentations Available All recordings from the September 2-3 OSGIS 2014 event, part of Geo For All are now available online.  The theme was “Building up Open Access, Open Education and Open Data for Open Science.” I don't see any index to the presentations but apparently audio and video...

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