Thursday, December 11th 2014
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...
Thursday, December 4th 2014
Why High Schools Don't Teach GIS
There aren’t many high schools that teach GIS as it’s a not obvious where the course belongs.
“It’s difficult to figure out where to put it because it’s so non-traditional,” [Hans] Bodenhamer [GIS instructor at Bigfork High and Middle School in...
Monday, November 24th 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that the FAA will require commercial drone operators to have a pilot's license and restrict flight times to daylight hours. The new rules will also limit flights to the pilot's line of sight and altitude to 400-feet. The really bad news is that these rules won't...
Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Recall that back in 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined Raphael Pirker, an aerial photographer, $10,000 for operating his Ritewing Zephyr over the University of Virginia campus. An administrative law judge with the National Transportation Safety Board heard an appeal and sided...
Thursday, November 13th 2014
Want to Host Your Startup on Campus?
Cayuga Community College announced Wednesday that it is approved to accept applications from businesses participating in Start-Up NY.
Available space in buildings on both of CCC's Auburn and Fulton campuses, in addition to...
Wednesday, November 12th 2014
Decrease WI Runoff and Erosion
A new software tool [right] developed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is being touted as an effective way to help reduce agricultural runoff and erosion. Developed to integrate satellite imaging and geographic information system or GIS...
Friday, November 7th 2014
UK Satellites Tapped to Fight Ebola
For the first time UK satellites are now being used to help respond to the disease after they were activated by the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster.
I appreciate this candor.
Matt Goodman, head of communications at the UK Space...
Friday, October 31st 2014
In advance of World Polio Day on October 24, the Global Health program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its "Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Map," adding new data showing how a hostile climate for vaccinators thwarts the eradication of...
Thursday, October 30th 2014
An update on GIS for Africa's 2014/15 Plans
The session of GIS for Africa's EduCONNECT (2014/2015) started on Oct 13, a bit later than planned due to ebola finding its way to Nigeria.
The EduCONNECT 2014/2015 is focusing on the revitalization of geography education. In our secondary...
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
Placemeter is paying people up to $50 a month for the video feed they supply to the company. The raw film is transmitted to a sensor that turns the feed into aggregated and anonymised data for local businesses, urban planners and advertisers to purchase so that they can get a more accurate...