Open Courseware roundup

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Ed emailed us with a nice roundup of open courseware directories and clearinghouses. We have posted about a couple of them previously, but I thought it would be good to highlight them again along with several new ones that Ed mentioned. For those of you who don’t know, open courseware refers to online material from […]

MapPros! geospatial careers website

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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 […]

Research Channel and GeoInformation

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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 […]

Yet Another Study Demonstrates young Americans’ Geography Illiteracy

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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 […]