New AmericaView States and other Education GIS News

Oregon and Rhode Island have joined AmericaView. What is AmericaView? 

a nationwide program that focuses on satellite remote sensing data and technologies in support of applied research, K-16 education, workforce development, and technology transfer.

- AmericaView Blog

OCUL [Ontario Council of University Libraries] is pleased to announce that the beta release of the Geospatial Portal will be available on August 25, 2011. This release will offer search, preview, and download functionality for a selection of datasets from DMTI Spatial Inc., the Ontario Geospatial Data Exchange (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources), and Statistics Canada. Data loaded to date covers such topics as land use, transportation networks, census boundaries, points of interest (such as schools, airports, and golf courses), and orthophotography for the GTA, Ottawa, and Southwestern Ontario. 
The Geospatial Portal beta will be available to students, staff and faculty at OCUL institutions. 
The University of Guam Cancer Research Center partnered with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Institute for Global Tobacco Control to train a group of youth and adult volunteers in community-based participatory research methods to test whether higher exposure to tobacco advertising is one of the reasons for higher tobacco use rates among Chamorro and other Micronesian youth. ...

Once the data is processed, the community research group will examine and analyze the data and determine how best to utilize and disseminate the information. We anticipate that the data will provide good local evidence to guide recommendations regarding tobacco point-of-sale advertising in Guam. The GIS mapping data will be presented at the Guam Community Tobacco Control Research Summit on August 27, 2011, and the Photovoice results will be displayed as a photo exhibit at this forum.

Published Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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