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Thursday, October 20, 2011

NGO Brings Geospatial Tech to Indian Teachers and other Education GIS News

LIGHTS, an NGO based in Delhi, along with the department of science and technology, Government of India, has been organizing similar seminars [teaching teachers about GIS, GPS and RS] all over the country to sensitise teachers about technologies like GIS and enabling them to make use of these analytical tools. It also aims at skill development and capacity building amongst teachers regarding the technological advancements. The seminar was also supported by the National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBBS&LUP) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ( ONGC).

- Times of India

Students hail from the NYC iSchool, a program is geared to engage students in meaningful work in real world situations are taking on NYC's trees. 

The Young Urban Forester program by Trees New York brings together high school students with environmental professionals in New York City. Students receive hands-on training and use the technologies commonly used in environmental analysis including GPS and GIS. These tools will help the 23 students develop their mapping skills while identifying community tree priorities in and around the Hudson Square survey area.

- Examiner

- press release

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association offers a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them. Next up: geo on Nov 16.
 
The federal government produces a wide array of maps and digital geospatial data from many different agencies that can be integrated into any reference interaction.  Attend this webinar to learn about maps from the USGS, Army Corps of Engineers, the National Map and more! The speaker is Marcy Bidney is the Head of the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library at Penn State University. 

- details from NCLA

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/20 at 05:37 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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