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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...

Google Open its Map Gallery to All; Re-renames My Maps

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...

GIS Education News Weekly: USC Spatial Treasure Hunt, Maps Engine Lite, Chico State Geography

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 —...

GIS Education News Weekly: Beyond Mapping, ISS Photos, Yale Properties

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...

GIS Education News Weekly: USC Certificates, CyberGIS, Stanford Climate Change Story Map

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...

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....

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