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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thursday, November 6th 2014
Teaching the Why, Not Just the What, of Geography
Phil Gersmehl of the Michigan Geographic Alliance argues against geotech for "seeing" places and for a higher level understanding of geography for policy makers, educators and students.
Either way, the public image of geography classes—to...
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...
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"...
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...