Education

Does GIS Make Kids Gullible?

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I just read a weird article about “Some Ways to Make Children Think Santa Exists” that includes children follow Santa’s journey on Norad all the way up to a voice transmorgified phone call from Santa. Like “How to Lie With Maps“, it unitentionally raises some questions about how kids are influenced by technology. I would […]

Cartography

British Geological Survey Maps

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The British Geological Survey, the world’s oldest national geological survey, is offering GEOSCIENCE, a free service for sharing geospatial information including maps, 3D maps, and photographs. The GEOSCENIC is really cool because it is geological photos from their archives that can be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes. They have a make-a-map function for […]

Education

The Geospatial Semester – a great program for high school students in Virginia through JMU

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James Madison University has a great new partnership with high school in Virginia for a program called The Geospatial Semester . From the Geospatial Semester webpage: “The Geospatial Semester is a unique partnership between high schools in Virginia and the Integrated Science and Technology department at James Madison University (JMU). High school seniors participating in […]

Education

New GIScience track at the 2010 ESRI User Conference

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The Call for Papers has gone out for the new GIScience Research track at the 2010 ESRI International User Conference. “Papers in this special track must focus on cutting-edge research in GIScience. Full papers will be included in a special issue of Transactions in GIS to be distributed at the 2010 Conference. Abstracts (500 words) […]

AAG

Jesse comments on “Aspiring Academics” – Part 2

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In Part 1 of my comments on Aspiring Academics: A Resource Book for Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty from the AAG I focused on online resources to build on the concepts offered in the text. With Part 2, which covers chapters 6-10 on developing and enhancing teaching and advising skills I will just be […]

Education

USGIF Scholarships – deadline May 29

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We recently had the chance to talk to Keith Masback, President of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, back on Episode 189 of the podcast. Part of the conversation was on the thousands of dollars that give away each year to students who are interested in pursuing a degree that leads to a geospatial intelligence […]

Education

Sleep on it…well, yeah

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Another random aside from Jesse…I have noticed a few different sources talking about the fact that information is best distributed in manageable amounts with sleep or significant rest time between portions (of knowledge). The fact that so many people are talking about this surprises me, not because it isn’t true, but because of the amount […]

AAG

Jesse comments on “Aspiring Academics” – Part 1

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The recent AAG text Aspiring Academics: A Resource Book for Graduate Students and Early Career Faculty edited by Solem, Foote and Monk (2009) offers a great deal of information in just a few pages (212 pages). Clearly as a book aimed at academics it references other academic materials on the various topics. As I read […]