Map App Wins Hopkins Hackathon and other Education GIS News
HopHacks a 36-hour hackathon sponsored by Facebook and Bloomberg for Johns Hopkins students had a map-based winning submission.
In the end, the grand prize of $1,024 — a dollar figure that's an insider-computer-nerd joke for the number of bytes in a kilobyte — went to a foursome that devised an app called DropMe, which allows users to drop photos and other files onto a shareable, personalized map.
South Dakota 4-H is tying the GIS theme of its 4-H National Youth Science Day efforts to International Walk to School Day (Oct 9).
Youth participating in the Maps & Apps project can use GPS units to mark their walking route as well as to mark locations where sidewalks are needed, where there is high traffic, or even where there is a lot of trash.
Antohony Robinson did a PSU Geography Coffee Hour lecture about the Maps MOOC experience last week. Anyone can now view is online.