Update: Education Tidbits
Students from William and Mary and the University of Virginia split prizes in a unique competition pitting college students against one another in trying to draw up fair and reasonable congressional and state Senate districts in response to the 2010 Census.
Students from George Mason University and the University of Richmond also took prizes in the competition’s category for House of Delegates districts.- WaPo Local Post Blog
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[This month] the Leavenworth County [KS] 4-H tech team, which includes members from three different area 4-H clubs, presented the results of a project they had undertaken this year to collect and map geographic data to gauge erosion along the Kansas River near a bridge that links Eudora and DeSoto.
College students across Virginia are taking part in a redistricting competition next year. Using mapping software developed by George Mason University, 14 teams will redraw electoral districts in each chamber of the General Assembly as well as Virginia's 11 congressional districts. They'll start in February, once the date is available and the winning map for each chamber will take home $1000. - WRIC
Tom Freeman’s “Environmental Geology” textbook contrasts topographic map and Google Earth photographic images of volcanic cinder cones in Idaho’s Menan Buttes. He's a former chairman of the University of Missouri Department of Geological Sciences and now a professor emeritus and he's off to Google to get permission to use its (ok DigitalGlobe's) imagery in his book. He's among the 75 people who will travel Jan. 3-8 to the Google HQ for a conference titled "Google Earth: Visualizing the Possibilities for Geoscience Education and Research."