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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....

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...

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