Who’s Behind Campus Building Names and other Education GIS News
The University of Texas at Austin campus is made up by more than 200 buildings — almost 100 of which are named after an individual. Most named buildings were named in honor of a renown UT president or faculty member. However, the University has named more buildings after donors in recent years as it has become dependent on philanthropy.
And, now there's a map to see where the names come from (some are not named) and their stories.
The GeoTech Center’s National Excellence in Geospatial Education Awards program will recognize geospatial educators and partner organization focused on two-year colleges Three Awards have been created that will provide recognition for Excellence in Geospatial Education or support for Geospatial Education focused on two-year college programs.
(1) Lifetime Achievement In Geospatial Two-year College Education
(2) Distinguished Geospatial Educator Award
(3) Distinguished Geospatial Education Partner Award.
Awardees will be announced at the GeoEd conference in June in Kentucky and at the Esri Education GIS Conference in July in San Diego. The center invites the nomination of educators or organizations that have made a significant contribution to geospatial education. Nominations are due by January 15, 2013. There is no indication winners receive anything beyong recognition, but perhaps a stipend to attend the Kentucky conference.
PenBay Solutions announced the InVision Secure School Safety Portal (IVS-SSP), an entry-level edition of InVision Secure software, is an easy-to-use, affordable, map-based system designed to meet the specific emergency planning needs of K-12 schools and districts. There's a video about it, but registration is required (???).