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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The students in Atlantic Cape’s Geospatial Workforce Education Program are getting practical, hands-on education by using rugged handheld computers to build a campuswide emergency response management system. The idea is that emergency responders will have highly detailed, useful information at their fingertips if an emergency arises on the campus in the future.

- Emergency Management

Staff in the University of Virginia's Scholars' Lab have applied their do-it-yourself aerial photography skills to document a studio art professor's project transforming a suburban parking lot into a subtle mural visible from the sky.

Megan Marlatt, a professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, worked with students to install a large painting on a parking lot on the southwest corner of U.S. 29 and Westfield Road.

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The NCGE announced its award winners the first day of the Esri UC. I guess that's why no one in GIS or GIS ed noticed until a week later.

The National Council for Geographic Education was chartered in 1915 to enhance the status and quality of geography teaching and learning at all levels of instruction.  Through its annual awards program, the NCGE recognizes excellence in geography teaching, mentoring, research, instructional design and service.  The NCGE is pleased to announce the following 2012 Award Winners: ...

- press release via @josephkerski

Remeber back in 2010 the National Research Council report titled Understanding the Changing Planet: Strategic Directions in the Geographical Sciences came out? (APB coverage) The AAG now offers a companion website, The Geographic Advantage (that's also an old Esri marketing phrase, right?) to the report: 

This website provides 11 geographic investigations aligned to the geographic questions in the NRC Understanding Our Changing Planet report. The report focuses on the future directions in the geographical sciences and how these key questions will guide research to help us understand the planet on which we live.

The lesson plans include learning objectives and are based on publicly available interactive maps and videos.

via AAG SmartBrief

by Adena Schutzberg on 08/01 at 03:43 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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