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Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Yet again I found an article where GIS expanded as Global Information System. Falkowski is a graduate of Valparaiso University in planning and building and with global information systems, or GIS. Falkowski worked for Lake County Planner Ned Kovackevich and had also been active in trades in...

GIS Education News Weekly: Certificate of Competency, Geo for All grows, MS Students Win

Thursday, July 17th 2014

Certificate of Competence in GIS from Hawaii Institutions Starting this August, UH Maui College, Hawai‘i Community College and Kaua‘i Community College will offer two accelerated, eight-week credit courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) leading to a Certificate of Competence in...

What You Need to Know About GeoNet

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Esri announced its new community connection environment, GeoNet, during the plenary on Monday. Here's what you need to know: It's for everyone interested in discussing geospatial challenges and solutions, not just Esri users. It's more than forums, although the Esri forums now live under...

The Future of Education: Geography Matters - but so Do Other Things

Monday, July 14th 2014

Opportunities and Challenges in K-12 Education Chris Swanson, the Vice President of Education Week, Cindy Marten the Superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, and Dr. Helen Soulé Executive Director of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills addressed “Opportunities and Challenges...

Survey for K-12 Teachers, Providers of Geotechnology Training for Teachers

Monday, July 14th 2014

A research project titled ‘Planning for Authentic Learning across the Alliance Network:  Integrating Geospatial Technologies as Teaching Tools for Promoting Geoliteracy’ is underway. There are two parts: one for teachers who do or are interested in using geotech in the classroom and one for...

How to Craft the Story of Your Successful GIS Program or Event

Sunday, July 13th 2014

My hands-on session at Esri Education Users Conference, July 13, 2014 involved re-writing some existing news stories and press release titles to better attract a target audience. My four groups did a great job; here are their suggested "enhanced" headlines: Clark State precision agriculture...

ArcGIS Pro: Not Ready for Education Yet

Sunday, July 13th 2014

At dinner on Friday night I did a quick poll of my companions working in GIS asking what they knew about ArcGIS Pro. They knew it was “like” ArcMap and supported 2D and 3D but that was about it. The Esri Q&A noted “It is for anyone who works with geospatial information.” I attended a hands on...

Acronyms from the Directions Magazine Quiz at Esri EdUC

Sunday, July 13th 2014

Last night Directions Magazine challenged visitors to our booth at the Esri Education GIS Conference Solutions Expo to explain some GIS acronyms. And, to make it fun, we video taped their answers! Below are the acronyms they skillfully and amusingly tackled. Thanks to our brave contestants...

GIS Education News Weekly: Esri Ed GIS Conference, STEM at the Water District, Map of School Assaults

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Esri Education GIS Conference Many educators are heading toward San Diego in the next few days for the Esri Education GIS Conference which begins Saturday. Sadly, Esri scatters announcements across Facebook, its HigherEd list serve and other social media, so here are some events and resources...

Twelve Things Worth Knowing from Esri 2014 User Conference Q&A

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

Esri’s User Conference Q&A seems to get longer each year. To explore the original document posted on Tuesday readers needed to click on a question and then return to the main document to click on another question. There's now a view on one page option. Still, I’ve saved you some clicks. Here...

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