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GIS Education News Weekly: IEEE Award, Crime on Campus, Polar Geospatial Bootcamp

Awards Spatial Data Structures Prompt Award Hanan Samet, a Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, has been named the 2014 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society's prestigious W. Wallace McDowell Award for his contributions to spatial data...

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Google Buys Solar-powered Drone Maker Titan Aerospace, the One Facebook was Said to be Exploring

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has enterred an agreement to acquire Titan Aerospace, a New Mexico based manufacturer of solar powered drones. The solar power means the birds can be in the air for years rather than minutes. And, that works well for...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Clapper at UGA, QGIS Tutorial, Online Spanish GIS Courses

Teaching and Learning Tools MangoMap Offers QGIS Tutorial MangoMap is online mapping solution so I think the newly announced series of tutorial videos for QGIS is just a marketing/lead collection effort (like the company's book). The first one is up and a new...Read more

Jane Goodall to Announce new Global Community Mapping Initiative on her 80th Birthday, Thursday

This week, we have a great learning opportunity for fans of  our Mapping With Google course and primatologist, Jane Goodall.  Dr. Goodall's 80th birthday is this Thursday and she will be hosting a special Hangout on Air for the occasion. Reaching more people...Read more

GIS Government News Weekly: OKC Potholes, DC Computer Access and Connecticut Open Data

OKC Pothole Map A new interactive map created by The Oklahoman’s Madi Alexander and based on data provided by the city enables residents to track repairs of the more than 80,000 potholes fixed each year. Alexander used CartoDB. I wonder why the city hasn't made...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Mandela Map, QGIS Data, Robinson on Crimea

Follow in Mandela's Footsteps The South Africa tourist board has created a map so visitors can follow in Nelson Mandela, footsteps. It's got a timeline, links and details needed to visit the sites. I suspect it'd also be useful for educators. And yes, you could...Read more

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