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Esri Canada and RCGS Unite for Geoliteracy and other Education GIS News

Tuesday, November 20th 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

In celebration of GIS Day, Esri Canada and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) today announced a collaborative agreement that will advance the organizations' common goal of promoting geographical literacy. 

How?

Working together will allow the organizations to plan, produce and promote complementary materials that will enable educators to further enhance student learning of Canadian history, environment, politics, culture and society, using both Esri's ArcGIS Online solution and the RCGS' Canadian Atlas Online tool.

In addition to contributing to and promoting each other's educational programs, the organizations will also extend access to professional development opportunities to educators in both networks. As well, they will jointly promote events that celebrate geography such as next year's GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week.

I wonder how they will measure their success?

- press release

It's time to plan for schools in Malawi.

emapsite’s international division will deliver a nationwide data capture and GIS project to help with the planning of schools across the African democracy’s 34 education districts.

The ten-month contract, awarded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, involves the linking of GIS resources with education data such as catchment areas, enrolments, learner-teacher ratios and classroom sizes.

- press release

The University of Philadelphia (new to me!) is tackling geodesign.

The university is also launching the first, full-degree programs in geodesign. The program will focus on collaborative design projects for communities and solving real world problems like global warming and disaster mitigation.

Why?

Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Geodesign was developed in response to the overwhelming demand for experts in the geodesign field. 

- Technically Philly

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