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

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...

GIS Education News Weekly: Big Fork Supports ConnectED, Mentors, Geography Needed

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...

Source: FAA will require Commercial Drone Operators to Have a License, Fly in Daylight

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...

On Appeal Court Confirms FAA has Jurisdiction over UASs

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...

GIS Education News Weekly: Startup Space at Community College, School Drone Downed, GeoTech E-mail

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...

GIS Government Weekly News: WI Erosion Tools, MN Snow Shoveling, NSGIC on Mortgage Tracking

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...

GIS Health News Weekly: Satellites Help Track Ebola, Geospatial Medicine Tackles Autism, CDC RFI

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...

GIS Health News Weekly: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks, UASs and Infectious Disease, ACA Mapping

Friday, October 31st 2014

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks 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...

GIS Education News Weekly: GIS for Africa, GTCM, UWF Quality of Life Map

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...

Get Paid to Have Your Cell Phone take Video Outside your Window for Geodata Collection

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...

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