Community College Acquiring UASs and other Education GIS News
Sinclair Community College [Ohio] has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to provide it with Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, or SUAS, to use in its first responders training program, according to Melodika.net
NUI [National University of Ireland] Galway has officially launched the Geographical Information System and Science (GIS) centre in the University's Ryan Institute. The GIS centre covers both technology and science and is used for analysing spatial data across society, including economics, government, business and environmental management. The most popular applications of GIS include Google Earth and GPS navigation systems.
News from Junior Achievement, Waterbury Connecticut:
Geographic Information Systems
The GIS program, which is based on global navigation and geography, assists the participants in locating and mapping landmarks in the city of Waterbury. They are uploading and creating maps in order to learn more about our city. They have identified the major roads, parks, recreation centers and more. They are learning to use keys and legends. The use of the GIS to create maps and learning to use them will allow our youth to navigate anywhere without the use of technology, a skill we should all have!
No, I'm not aware that using GIS to make maps allows you to navigate without technology. Is that a goal of this JA project?