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Salisbury GIS Student “Rock Stars” and other Education GIS News

Wednesday, March 21st 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

Salisbury University Geographic Information Systems students were recently dubbed “rock stars” by some Maryland legislators.

They created large, full-color maps of land use in each of Maryland’s new legislative districts for all 188 state senators and delegates.

The school last made such maps six years ago. They are available for downloading and printing. The locator map is from ArcGIS.com but the indivdual ones are PDFs.

- DelMarva Now

C|net rewrote a tutorial from LifeHacker that details how to make a "crowdsourced food review map" for just you and your friends. It uses Google's MyMap. I thought i might be valuable to some educators.

- C|net

The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) partnered with Digital Quest, a geospatial education and certification organization. The result:

The State of Florida recently adopted the “S.P.A.C.E.” (Spatial Projects and Community Exchange) certification series created by Digital Quest and sponsored by EIGS. Florida included these new Geospatial certifications as part of its 2012-13 approved condensed “Comprehensive Industry Certification List” for the state’s Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Act.

- press release

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