Education GIS Tidbits - 6/2/11

Wisconsin welcomes new crop of GIS/cartography professors, among them a Penn Stater.

- Wisconsin Mapping Bulletin

I enjoyed this article form the Devils' Advocate, the high school newspaper from Henry Clay High in Lexington, KY. It explains the very complex organization of the high school and tries to may incoming students calmer. I wonder how well first responders can find a room or corridor?

- Devils' Advocate

Coverage of GIS Day at  Eugene A. Tighe School (Margate City, NJ) starts with this pithy description.

GIS stands for geographical information system – a kind of morphing of cartography and global positioning technology.

It goes on to describe a geocaching type game created by 7th graders for 4th graders.

- Shore News (NJ)

Students enrolled in the Maymester course Inca Civilization at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith visited ancient Inca sites and worked at a dig site in Peru. ...

While at Huaca Pucllana, Nichols said the students learned to use GIS, GPS and GPR equipment to develop grids for archeologists and to identify “hot spots” for dig purposes.

- UA Fort Smith News

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater has a new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center, housed in Upham Hall on the UW-Whitewater campus, focused on supporting the economic growth of the region.

"Think of it as integrating Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop," said project manager Alvin Rentsch. "We have all this data out there. If we can depict that as a meaningful image, the possibilities for business growth are endless."

- UWW News


Published Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg


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