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Using Google Earth to Find Food Producing Urban Gardens and other Education GIS News

Tuesday, January 8th 2013
By Adena Schutzberg

John Taylor, a doctoral candidate working with crop sciences researcher Sarah Taylor Lovell [at the University of Illionois], was skeptical about the lists of urban gardens provided to him by local non-governmental organizations (NGOs)....

Using these indicators and Google Earth images, he examined the documented sites. Of the 1,236 "community gardens," only 160, or 13 percent, were actually producing food.

The false positives were planter boxes or landscaping.

- press release

Penn State's first geodesign course begins in March. It's LARCH 597A - Geodesign History, Theory, Principles runs eight weeks, online.

- more info coming to geodesign.psu.edu via @Geodesign_PSU

New @UWMadison campus map launched today http://map.wisc.edu/  ; linework updates are committed to @openstreetmap & served using@LeafletJS

It wants to locate your position when you visit. More imporantly offers navigation and information on accessibility - including slopes! Sweet.

@RobertERoth

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