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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...

GIS Education News Weekly: Why, not What in Geography, OSM and GeoWeek, STEM

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...

GIS Education News Weekly: GIS for Africa, GTCM, UWF Quality of Life Map

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...

First FOSS4G MOOC I’ve Seen: gvSIG

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"...

GIS Education News Weekly: NACIS Student Winner, Mental Health, UConn Certificate

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...

GIS Education News Weekly: CMC Map, Denver FOSS4G Lab, Aussie Geography Curriculum

Thursday, October 16th 2014

State of the Art Campus Map Claremont McKenna College (CMC) has launched a new interactive campus map. It's got 3D and is based on Google Maps. There's a story map-like tour, too. Suggestion: It might valuable to ask Claremont Graduate University GIS folks for some input on the next...

GIS Education News Weekly: Bronx CC Geospatial Center, New Biz Clustering Map, New Google Maps Course

Thursday, October 9th 2014

The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center Opens The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) opened last Friday. The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) is a collaboration between Bronx Community College of The City...

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