Esri Canadian Education Conference and other Education GIS News
On October 17th, Esri Canada, along with the Department of Geography and Planning, and the University of Toronto Libraries, hosted the inaugural GIS in Education Conference in Toronto. About 185 people attended. Digital copies of almost all presentations (pdfs of slides mostly), including the plenary and the hands on workshops, are available on the conference Web page - at the bottom.
via Esri Canada Blog
Skidmore students are digitizing and georeferencing historic maps from towns in Washington County, NY.
The Geographic Information System class is taking all the maps students can find in each town—they have some from 1829, 1853, 1866, 1895, a series from 1950, topographic maps from about 1900 and a series of late 1800s Sanborn insurance amps that show old businesses—and digitizing them.
“We’re using software called ArcGIS to overlay historic maps one directly above the other, so all the points match up. They’re from 1829 up to the most recent air photo,” said Robert Jones, the Skidmore professor who’s teaching the course. The group has six or seven maps for each town, covering 180 years of history.
UCONN's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Center for Land Use Education Research hosts two webinars to end 2013. One on Gull Island (Nov 7) and attempts to enhance breeding of terns there and one on using cell phone based GPS apps (Dec 17). Both are free and open to all.
- via @gisdoctor