EarthDay

Take a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

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Celebrate Earth Day!  by taking a #GlobalSelfie.  It’s remote sensing, it’s geospatial, it’s VerySpatial, it’s fun!  From the NASA website on EARTH RIGHT NOW. NASA invites you — and everyone else on the planet — to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event. The year 2014 is […]

Cartography

The Ordnance Survey and John Betjeman

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The Guardian this week has a nostalgic reflection by Rachel Hewitt asking  if this is “The end of the road for Ordnance Survey? Ordnance Survey paper maps are under threat from digital devices. Rachel Hewitt celebrates an ‘icon of England’ beloved by generations of hikers, poets and artists”

Human Geography

UK Life Expectancy and Spatial Analysis

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The UK Pensions Minister has proposed a plan that  estimates life expectancy based on such as home location. In a BBC article, “Pensioners Could Get Life Expectancy Guidance”  the Minister Steve Webb states that life expectancy planning based on data such as how long our grandparents lived is no longer a valid estimate tool. A […]

Podcast

A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 456

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A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 456 13 April 2014 Main Topic: Our conversation with Max Baber on USGIF Scholarships Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC Click for the detailed shownotes

EarthDay

Spatial Easter Egg Hunts

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Location-based technologies are helping Easter Egg hunts go high-tech with the assistance of geospatial professionals taking their love of spatial technologies into their communities. The funniest quote from an article in the Fairbanks News-Miner about how “To Hunt Easter Eggs the modern way, Fairbanks students grab GPS” is “When students in Kuntz’s multi-grade class raised […]

Data

Cherry Blossom Season 2014

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One of the heralds of spring in our region is the arrival of the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C.  In the past, it was difficult to time visits just right in time to see them in bloom. The Washington Post has made a crowd sourced map for Cherry Blossom Season 2014 all around the DC […]