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PSU MapMOOC Rides Again and other Education GIS News

Monday, December 23rd 2013
By Adena Schutzberg

This from Penn State's Anthony Robinson:

The second offering of the #mapmooc is now open for enrollment, class starts April 30! https://www.coursera.org/course/maps 

- via Twitter

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) will confer their most prestigious distinction on President Meric Gertler next spring, awarding him the 2014 Distinguished Scholarship Honor for outstanding contributions to the advancement of geography.

“Meric Gertler is an unusually creative scholar whose large body of published work is wide ranging and widely cited,” said Richard A. Marston, chair of the Committee for Annual Honors of the AAG. “His papers have been genuinely path-breaking, providing a firm analytical and empirical foundation for understanding the evolution of Canadian and American regional systems over the 20th century.”

- U Toronto News via @theaag

The European Space Agency (ESA) is funding a competition for the development of online lessons about remote sensing. The prizes? €5000, €3000 and €2000.

Lesson must provide examples of how satellite data from ESA missions can contribute to better understanding of the world we live in and the challenges we face. Hands-on work must use Bilko software. Deadlines: registration by 1/5, content by 1/31.

- Details and registration via GISResources.com

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