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GIS Education News Weekly: Service Learning, Digital Humanities Grant, Geo for Edu Policy, World Record

Thursday, December 11th 2014

GIS Service Learning at Wesleyan As part of the GIS Service Learning Laboratory course, Katy Hardt ’15 researched the wetlands, waterways and critical habitats of the northwest section of Middletown. Hardt and fellow group members John Murchison ’16 and Catherine Reilly ’15 presented their...

The State of the Geospatial Industry

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Yesterday I hosted a conversation on that topic as part of the AvidGeo Conference 2014/LocationTech Tour Boston event. I was invited to "give a talk," but if you know me I'm the last person who wants to watch or give a PowerPoint presentation. So I didn't do that. Instead, I pushed the question...

GIS Education News Weekly: Big Fork Supports ConnectED, Mentors, Geography Needed

Thursday, December 4th 2014

Why High Schools Don't Teach GIS There aren’t many high schools that teach GIS as it’s a not obvious where the course belongs. “It’s difficult to figure out where to put it because it’s so non-traditional,” [Hans] Bodenhamer [GIS instructor at Bigfork High and Middle School in...

After a Year in GIS: Things I Wish I’d known in College

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

BombardmentSociety posted this on Reddit/GIS: In December 2013, I graduated with a Masters in geography with emphasis on GIS. After a year in the real world, here's some things I wish I would've known then.  Learn to function in AutoCAD.  Pay attention in your stats class --...

GIS Education News Weekly: Urban Informatics Degree, DigiMap for Colleges, Thanksgiving Food Map

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

(This weekly education post is typically published on Thursdays; I moved it up a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week!) Thanksgiving Food GIS  "Where Does Thanksgiving Dinner Grow?" is mapping and data project from Linda Zellmer, government and data services librarian at Western...

Australia and New Zealand 2014 Spatial Salary Survey

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

The 2014 Spatial Salary Survey [27 page pdf] was conducted online during July and August 2014 by SIBA on behalf of the Spatial Industry Statistics Program participants. A total of 1489 valid responses were included in this analysis. This is the third year the survey has been conducted. Some...

GIS Education News Weekly: Central College, Finland Puts Geo in Curriculum, LizardTech Edu Licensing

Thursday, November 20th 2014

GIS at Central College, Pella, IA Central College featured Rachel Frana, a senior environmental studies major,  who is using GIS to map the locations and demographic data of over 8,000 families served by Des Moines Area Religious Council pantries in a recent story. At right: Rachel Frana ’15 is...

OpenStreetMap GeoWeek Activities

Monday, November 17th 2014

This is the first time, to my knowledge, the OpenStreetMap community has formally participated in Geography Awareness Week, know known as GeoWeek. Here's an update with details and plans for this week. * There are now 29 events (and counting) across the US and...

“Share Your View!” Crowd-sourcing Initiative for GIS Day

Friday, November 14th 2014

Several souces point to an Esri hosted crowdsourced story map in honor of GIS Day. This from the University of Redlands Center for Spatial Studies Facebook page: For GIS Day 2014, the Esri Story Maps group has launched a “Share Your View!” crowd-sourcing initiative. You’re invited to...

GIS Education News Weekly: Startup Space at Community College, School Drone Downed, GeoTech E-mail

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Want to Host Your Startup on Campus? Cayuga Community College announced Wednesday that it is approved to accept applications from businesses participating in Start-Up NY. Available space in buildings on both of CCC's Auburn and Fulton campuses, in addition to...

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