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...
Friday, September 26th 2014
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,...
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...
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...
Tuesday, September 16th 2014
Google invites everyone to not only search its Map Gallery, but now to add to it. Those with Google Maps Engine or My Maps maps can turning switch sharing to "public" for access by anyone. When launched in February of this year the Map Gallery on included "selected" maps; now it will be a...
Thursday, September 11th 2014
USC Spatial Treasure Hunt
This year marked the first USC GeoScavenge, a Welcome Week event created by the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) housed in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
During the Aug. 22 event, students used smartphones equipped with a matrix barcode —...
Thursday, September 4th 2014
Beyond Mapping Complication
All of the pre-2013 articles from Joseph K. Berry's Beyond Mapping column from Geoworld are now available in four online or print volumes.
The nearly 1000 pages and more than 750 figures in the Beyond Mapping Compilation Series provides a comprehensive and...
Thursday, August 28th 2014
New USC Certificates
The Spatial Sciences Institute housed at USC Dornsife has added two new certificate programs.
The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership and the Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence offer GIST professionals additional expertise in their...
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...
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: