Thursday, December 11th 2014
GIS Service Learning at Wesleyan
As part of the GIS Service Learning Laboratory course, Katy Hardt ’15 researched the wetlands, waterways and critical habitats of the northwest section of Middletown. Hardt and fellow group members John Murchison ’16 and Catherine Reilly ’15 presented their...
Tuesday, December 9th 2014
Yesterday I hosted a conversation on that topic as part of the AvidGeo Conference 2014/LocationTech Tour Boston event. I was invited to "give a talk," but if you know me I'm the last person who wants to watch or give a PowerPoint presentation. So I didn't do that. Instead, I pushed the question...
Thursday, December 4th 2014
Why High Schools Don't Teach GIS
There aren’t many high schools that teach GIS as it’s a not obvious where the course belongs.
“It’s difficult to figure out where to put it because it’s so non-traditional,” [Hans] Bodenhamer [GIS instructor at Bigfork High and Middle School in...
Tuesday, December 2nd 2014
BombardmentSociety posted this on Reddit/GIS:
In December 2013, I graduated with a Masters in geography with emphasis on GIS. After a year in the real world, here's some things I wish I would've known then.
Learn to function in AutoCAD.
Pay attention in your stats class --...
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...