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GIS Education News Weekly: Census Quiz App, GeoHumanities at Penn State, ConnectED

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Census Mobile Quiz: Statistical Literacy of U.S. Population The U.S. Census Bureau today released Census PoP Quiz, a new interactive mobile application that challenges users' knowledge of demographic facts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new app, which draws from the...

Updated Pace GIS MOOC Teaches ArcGIS Desktop

Thursday, August 21st 2014

An updated version of the GIS Basics MOOC (enroll) offered by Pace Uneiversity professor Peggy Minnis will start on September 1. The new version titled Desktop GIS (syllabus) will again focus on ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 but the course is now structured around three units across its 12 weeks: 1....

GIS Education News Weekly: K-12 Story Map, Day of Geography, QGIS Academy

Thursday, August 14th 2014

Esri K-12 Story Map Esri has posted a K-12 story map: GIS in US K12 Education. GIS is helping students learn, engage, and build for college and career. Spread the word! The map includes locations of K-12 Esri licenses, ConnectED licenses (right), geomentor offers, educators looking for...

Update 5: Esri Announces MOOC: Going Places with Spatial Analysis

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Syllabus for Esri's first MOOC "Going Places with Spatial Analysis" now available via GeoNet (I guess you need an account?)http://. There's also a group on GeoNet. 

GIS Health News Weekly: Student Paper Competition, LBS for Docs, Plague

Friday, August 8th 2014

AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The...

GIS Education News Weekly: Health Paper Competition, More LI Edu Needed, Geography Out and Diversity In

Thursday, August 7th 2014

AAG Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group Student Paper Competition The Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group (HMGSG) invites current undergraduate and graduate students to submit their work to the specialty group’s annual Peter Gould Student Paper Competition. The...

Esri Education News: Maps.com, MOOC, ConnectED Webinar

Thursday, August 7th 2014

ConnectED Webinar    The UNH Cooperative Extension, Vermont Center for Geographic Information (VCGI), NH GRANIT and NH Space Grant are hosting a webinar on Esri's ConnectED program on August 19th.   The Title: "Teachers, start your mapping! Free online GIS in...

Q&A: Esri Canada’s GIS Centres of Excellence Initiative

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Last week Esri Canada announced the first of its GIS Centres of Excellence (press release). I asked for a bit more detail on the initiative. How were these institutions selected? Did organization submit applications? Did Esri Canada just appoint them? Institutions were...

GIS Health News Weekly: Walking, Hepatitis, New Health GIS Course

Friday, August 1st 2014

Changes in Built Environment Change Walking Patterns A university in Hong Kong looked at walking behavior before and after changes to the built environment and published results in the International Journal of Health Geographics. The use of walking diaries (which I guess are written down) vs....

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

Thursday, July 31st 2014

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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