A group of 20 students, ages 12-19, worked with the Venture Youth Alliance this summer to create the map. They unveiled their product – the FM Youth Compass – on Tuesday at the Dakota Medical Foundation.
The map is a tool to get more youth in the Fargo-Moorehead area in North Dakota active outside of school. The "developers" earned $8 for their work on the map which is built on ArcGIS Online. A grant will support continued work on the map this fall.
Canadian's are taking on geo-literacy this weekend. Here's the agenda and here's what's going on:
This coming weekend, geographers from across Canada are participating in a high-level meeting in St. John's, where the alarm bell was first sounded. They want to chart a plan of action to raise the profile of geography and to underline the importance of geoliteracy in the 21st century. John Geiger, CEO of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, says, "We short-change tomorrow's citizens and Canada's future when we don't provide today's students with a solid geographic education that ensures they are both geographically and spatially literate."
The Center for Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara is organizing and hosting a specialist meeting about the smart campus. The meeting will bring together academic and industry representatives with interest in conceiving, designing, and building a smart campus. It will combine “thinking big” (asking what will make campuses smarter in the future) with “acting small” (focusing on specific organizational and technological measures and their evaluation).
30 people, Dec 11-12 in Santa Barbara. Submit proposals by Sept 27.
- UCSB via @micheal_d_gould