Events

More on avsp contest 2 & 3 – updated

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There is only one day left to enter our next contests and we only have a few entries for each contest so far. The first place prize for contest 2 will include a copy of Ambient Findability and a VerySpatial t-shirt and two others will receive a VerySpatial t-shirt. The three questions are:

Education

GLIS Annual GIS competition for high schools

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The Geographic and Land Information Society has announced their Annual GIS Competion for high schools, sponsored by ESRI. Basically, high schools submit projects to the competition by the deadline of March 15, 2006, and the winners will be notified by April 1st. Entry forms, rules for project submissions, and information on prizes can be found […]

Events

AAA Travel High School Challenge

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AAA (American Automobile Association) will be sponsoring the 4th annual AAA Travel High School Challenge, a 3-part geography competition that kicks off with a 40-question online contest from January 9-17, 2006. The top 5 scorers in each of the 50 states and DC will compete in state finals, with those winners receiving a paid trip […]

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Beyond Einstein Live Webcast

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Although it’s not strictly geography, this is still pretty cool. A 12-hour live global webcast will be going on today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity, a revolutionary idea no matter what your area of expertise. I have been having trouble with the video myself, but the audio seems OK. It […]

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QGIS Community – Interview with Tim Baggett

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Tim Sutton, a QGIS developer, pointed out their recent interview with Tim Baggett who helped design an OpenSource based system to track ballons for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Check out this informative interview at QGIS Community – Interview with Tim Baggett

Events

GAW wrap up

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Well, today is the last day of Geography Awareness Week. I just wanted to offer up a couple of links for you to check out to see what happened this week. The first is GISDay.com which gives links to overviews of this years events. The other is the National Geographic Geography Awareness Week website. Check […]

Events

GAW Day 5: Applied Geography

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During our posts this week, we have talked about some of the main branches of geography, including physical and human geography, and the closely related discipline of cartography. For our final discussion, it seemed that Applied Geography would be an ideal topic, since its focus is using geographic research in an area of specialty and […]