We’re halfway through Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day 2007 is almost over. We hope you enjoy our annual Special Episode with Rick Lawson of ESRI, and that many of you have participated in events of your own. Our own Geography Dept got into the spirit by hosting a local high school group, and the students really enjoyed the chance to learn more about GIS. While we’re at the Social Science History Association Conference here in Chicago, we’ll be attending sessions and presenting on how GIS and geospatial technologies can applied in historical research. Look for our updates from the conference, and enjoy the rest of Geography Awareness Week!
So, Jesse has been shouldering most of the blogging while I put my nose to the grindstone to get a working demo of our research project read for a conference session on Saturday, but I should be back in the game once we get back. While we were sitting in the hotel relaxing after a great dinner at Leona’s in Chicago, I had to post about my temporary separation from my OQO. Unfortunately, a little plastic part of the casing got broken, so I had to send it back to OQO on Monday to be replaced. I hadn’t realized how really great it was to have it, until I got to the Pittsburgh Airport and reached into my bag and sadly, there was no familiar little computer to magically transport me to the Internet. Oh well, I guess you never really miss something till it’s gone…..
Anyway, we’ll be hitting some of the special Festival of Maps events tomorrow, so I’ll try to give a wrap-up tomorrow night.
Today is a travel day so Day 4 of the Geography standards will be Thursday, but I did want to point out the efforts of various organizations such as the AAG who are calling on their membership and others to support recognition of Geography as No Child Left Behind is before congress for reauthorization. To learn more head over to the AAG website.