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Univ of Georgia Geography Prof in Princeton List and other Education GIS News

Thursday, April 12th 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

University of Georgia's John Knox, an associate professor of geography is among the best undergraduate teachers in the nation, according to the Princeton Review and RateMyProfessors.com.  He's a physical geographer.

- press release via @theaag

The GIS Mapping Replication and Expansion Project, a unique partnership between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and 4-H, was honored by the FWS and 4-H National Headquarters with the 2012 Connecting Youth with Nature through Natural Resources Conservation Education Award. Two Iowa youth, Jennifer and Benjamin Akers of Oskaloosa, accepted the award and spoke about the project within Iowa.

- Iowa State Extension and Outreach

What can Foursquare tell us about the modern neighborhood? That's the question being asked by Livehoods, a new project from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. The project maps 18 million check-ins to determine what places get visited by the same people. As the creators explain on the site, "if many of the same people check-in to two nearby locations, then these locations will likely be part of the same Livehood."

- The Atlantic Cities

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