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GIS Education News Weekly: Service Learning, Digital Humanities Grant, Geo for Edu Policy, World Record

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...

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News and Analysis

GIS Government Weekly News: Flooding in Jakarta, National Addresses, NSDI in T&T

Crowdsourcing Flooding in Jakarta Jakarta has a new tool [right] to monitor and respond to flooding in the low-lying capital. Developed by researchers from the SMART Infrastructure Facility at Australia’s Wollongong University in collaboration with Twitter and...Read more

The State of the Geospatial Industry

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....Read more

GIS Government Weekly News: More Open Geodata in Alberta, Minnesota, Not Quite so Open in Illinois

More Canadian Open Data Airdrie, near Calgary, Alberta released its geodata on a regional open data website, Nov. 19. The portal,, was created in collaboration with the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) and other CRP member...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Urban Informatics Degree, DigiMap for Colleges, Thanksgiving Food Map

(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...Read more

GIS Government Weekly News: Pierce County Open Data, Jamaica Development, TIGER Lives!

(This weekly government post is typically published on Wednesdays; I moved it up a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week!) Pierce County Washington Open Data Site In celebration of International GIS Day, Pierce County is launching a free new...Read more

Esri Insider Blog

You helped decide the look of the Esri UC – now come and see it!

  And now is the time to register – Early Bird Registration has opened! This is a great opportunity for you to save money and secure your spot: Save $400 off the registration fee Get first choice at the most popular … Continue reading

Time to vote!

It’s time to vote for your favorite Esri UC look for 2015! If you’re going to vote for one thing this year, make it this.   Last year you made history. You voted for and chose the look of the … Continue reading

Meet Another Abstract Author

Apollo Teng, the GIS Manager at Montgomery County, Maryland, submitted a paper abstract that discusses how the County enhanced their website with StoryMaps. Montgomery County is one of the most populous Counties in the National Capital region of the United … Continue reading

Just the facts, Ma’am

With less than two weeks left to get your paper abstract in for the 2015 Esri UC, I thought it might be interesting to look at some statistics from last year. Number of papers submitted by the final deadline: 1367 … Continue reading

GeoPeep Chat with Jonah

With the UC Call for Papers deadline fast approaching EsriUC got some insight from a past presenter on why he submitted an abstract this year. We cornered Jonah Adkins who works with Esri Platinum Partner Geographic Information Services, Inc.. Jonah … Continue reading

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