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Monday, October 18, 2010

Esri offers a demo and code that visualizes up to 50 years of economic, financial and health data provided by the World Bank via n API. The app from the prototype lab maps any one of the 1,000+ economic and financial indicators for any region of the world and includes tools to see the data over time. The app also takes advantage of the Farseer Physics Engine to reposition symbols close to their respective country while avoiding overlaps.

- App Prototype Lab Blog

Esri offers a free webinar for k-12 and other educators:

Quick Start GIS: Free Web-based Mapping for Educators
Thursday 21 October 2010
Time: 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central/7:00PM Mountain/6:00PM Pacific
Registration info

- Esri Ed Comm Blog

Update to ArcGIS Online last week include better searching and browser caching when changes are made to shared items.

- Esri ArcGIS Online Blog

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/18 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

At Rowan University in NJ a several month “Man in the street” art exhibit it playing out in other disciplines. The life sized statues on campus were the basis for a GIS project that will in time include mapping all the campus buildings.

Professors were encouraged to incorporate the statues into their class work and several embraced the concept, working the statues into writing, art, technology and teaching courses.
Professor John Reiser immediately saw how students in a new geovisualization course could create an online map of the sculptures and their location on campus. They did one as a class, then worked in groups using GIS, or geographic information system, technology and a GPS-enabled camera to take hundreds of photos of each sculpture to download into their map.
“This is a new class and we’re trying to drive interest,” he said. “They still have to learn the theory, but this let them start using the technology right away.”
Student Andrew Truman, 23, of Somers Point, is majoring in environmental studies. He said it definitely helped to do a project early in the semester, and he likes knowing their project was a one-time opportunity.
“It really was a unique experience on campus,” he said. The class will map the buildings on campus as a final project, and the sculpture project taught them the importance of having a method to taking their photos.

One year my school had a common book that faculty were encouraged to incorporate into their classes. It was The Woman Warrior and that was easy to include in my World Regional Geography course!
- Press of the Atlantic

Esri offers a free webinar for k-12 and other educators:

Quick Start GIS: Free Web-based Mapping for Educators
Thursday 21 October 2010
Time: 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central/7:00PM Mountain/6:00PM Pacific
Registration info

- Esri Ed Comm Blog


The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced the recipients of its 2010 Scholarship Program awarding $86,000 to 19 recipients. Check out the list; there’s quite a range of interests and areas covered and only a handful are military.

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/18 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The French National Mapping Agency, IGN, has chosen Autodesk LandXplorer products to help distribute their data in CityGML format.  As a national mapping agency with international reach, IGN relies on open data standards for information exchange and values the fact that LandXplorer products can be used to read and write CityGML.

That’s the first geospatial news from Autodesk in a very long time!

- At Lands End Blog
- press release (pdf, French only to date)

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/18 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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