Penn State is offering a summer camp for 12-18 year-olds to give kids hands-on experience with GIS, GPS, and other geospatial technologies. The camp will be held from July 31st-August 4th at Penn State’s University Park campus. I think this is a great idea, and I wish we could get something like that started here.
I was looking up some domain names to register (I always look, but only own 2 domains) and thought of geography101.com. When I found it was taken I had to go see what great site had grabbed up that morsel of education goodness. I was definitely disappointed by what I found. The URL forwarded me
Adena over at AllPoints Blog posted about MapPros! this morning, and I also think it’s a great idea. I especially like the profile of people actually working with geospatial technologies, and I hope they are able to expand these sections in the future. You should definitely check this site out, and I think I am
Bonny Jain, an 8th grader from Moline, Illinois, is the winner of the 2006 National Geographic Bee and will receive a $25,000 college scholarship. If you want to see how well you would have done, check out some questions from the finals. Congratulations Bonny! Via MSNBC
GITA and AAG have completed their Phase I report, entitled “Defining and Communicating Geospatial Industry Workforce Demand”, as part of the Department of Labor grant on the geospatial workforce. It is available for viewing and download at the AAG website at http://www.aag.org/giwis. They are actively seeking comments, and I think that all of us who
The Research Channel is network that shows presentations on the latest research and technologies from throughout the sciences and humanities, many of which they make available online as well. If you head to the Research Channel website and do a search for geospatial or similar terms you will see the presentations they have featured. BTW
The National Geographic-Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study was just released, with more sad news about young Americans’ (aged 18-24) lack of even basic geography skills like reading a map. Only 50% or less of the surveyed people could identify New York or Ohio on a map, and 88 percent couldn’t find Afghanistan, and
I haven’t blogged a mashup in awhile, but I saw this on GISUser and it’s a pretty cool resource: a Google Maps mashup of universities that have podcasts, webcasts, and OCWs (OpenCourseWare) available. So, if you want some free educatin’, check it out.
The state finals of the National Geographic Bee were completed last Friday, and each state winner will now travel to Washington, DC for the national finals. The winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, the second place finisher a $15,000 scholarship and third place a $10,000 scholarship. The winner for each state is listed at
Hugo at UNEP/GRID-Arendal was kind enough to share a press release on a project he is working with us. The focus of their center is to provide generally understandable representations of scientific information. Their new maps and graphics site is a clearinghouse of many of these representations that takes advantage of web mapping with some