Education

Climate Models Ignored by Media

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Ars Technica is reporting an interesting article for science, I think. Researchers at George Mason University have looked at climate reporting in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today between 1998 and 2010 to see how often climate change models are referenced. The answer? A depressingly few number […]

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U.K. and the summer of GIS

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The U.K. is experiencing a summer of GIS with several overlapping large and unique events taking place that use geospatial tools for planning, management, analysis and public outreach. Like many instances of GIS integration for event planning, it might seem as if it happened overnight but in fact took more than five and in some […]

Cool Stuff

A little recognition for the GeoBee

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If you have watched the GeoBee then you probably feel as though you need to spend more time with your globe and atlas. It was great to see President Obama ask one of the questions showing that someone at the White House gets the importance of Geography and its impact on the world.

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A podcast delayed

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Apologies, but Episode 357 has been delayed by an unexpected series of events which mostly revolve around the end of Maymester and the beginning of Summer 1 classes. The episode will be up shortly.

Cartography

Dude, Where’s Your Map? Map Contests

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ESRI recently sent out reminders about submitting static paper or interactive maps for the 2012 ESRI UC Map competition. This year they have added a User Software Applications contest for applications using Esri technology or customized Esri software product. ¬†The map gallery and user software application fair are huge events with hundreds of submissions, but […]

Cartography

Zombies and Geospatial Analysis

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If you have met me, you know that I would love to teach a geography class using ¬†the book ¬†World War Z¬†by Max Brooks, a journalist who uses a zombie apocalypse¬†to discuss current events and world geography.¬†David Hunter, a middle school teacher in Seattle, Washington beat me to the punch. He is asking for help […]