Education

A Fond Farewell to White Hall…..

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So, the day has finally arrived. We have begun the process of moving WVU’s Dept of Geology and Geography, including the GIS labs where we work, to our newly-renovated building which the university spent something like $28 million dollars on. It is a little bittersweet to leave White Hall, and a lot of great pioneering […]

Education

ESRI GIS Education Community

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While we weren’t there for the announcement today, we have had a few minutes to leaf through the announced ESRI GIS Education Community site that: is a living environment for the exchange of ideas and experiences, curriculum, software, and data among GIS educators around the globe Most of the content has existed in different places […]

Education

ISDE5 – Education session 1

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The education session at 2:00, focusing on spatial thinking, was interesting with an array of topics starting with ones that were very school focused and moving into areas where Digital Earth concepts can support education. I am going to save the other presentations for the audio, but I do want to point out that the […]

Education

The future of GIS technology

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Inspired by an old Numb3rs episode on schools and rfid, I started to see what GIS related technologies are being used in schools. According to the BBC, a U.K. based company, Edexcel, has created technology to rfid tag exam papers. U.S. company, aptly named Graffiti Tracker inc. has created technology to track, analyze, and reduce […]

Education

Caitlin Snaring wins National Geographic Bee

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I meant to post this a couple of days ago, but we wanted to give a VerySpatial congratulations to Caitlin Snaring, the winner of the 2007 National Geographic Bee. Caitlin hails from Redmond, Washington, and is only the second girl to win the Bee in its 19-year history. She has won a $25,000 college scholarship […]

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Gnooks and Maps

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More of a book mind map like you did in grade school, “Gnooks is a self-adapting community system based on the gnod engine. Discover new writers you will like, travel the map. of literature and discuss your favorite books and authors.” You can type in the name of an author and it will tell map […]