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Focusing on the New GIS End-User

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We’ve talked in this blog about how mapping in the cloud has gone mainstream. How cloud computing has turned the world of GIS on its head, bringing a flood of new users who don’t even know what GIS stands for, to our websites and desktop applications. It’s more critical than ever to pay attention to […]

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Teaching geospatial today…

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I have had a chance to crash a few classes this semester both out of town and here on campus and I have used this as an opportunity to rethink what I would want students to walk away from one of my classes with. The plans for the intro to GIS, advanced undergrad GIS, and […]

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GIS for Web Developers write up

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GIS for Web Developers: Adding Where to your Web Applications by Scott Davis The Pragmatic Publisher, Raleigh, NC ISBN-10: 0-9745140-9-8 ISBN-13: 978-0-9745140-9-3 October 2007 The book GIS for Web Developers: Adding Where to your Web Applications by Scott Davis offers a hands-on and free (in terms of software and data) approach to getting started with […]

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Uses of Geography

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Time to wrap it all up with Element 6: The Uses of Geography. That’s right it is the last day people and it is time to consider how we can apply Geography and spatial thinking to help us understand what has happened in the past, what is happening around us now, and how we can […]

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Environment and Society

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Element 5: Environment and Society is tied to human-environment interaction and the first two standards are essentially mirror images. How Human Actions Modify the Physical Environment How Physical Systems Affect Human Systems 16) The Changes That Occur in the Meaning, Use, Distribution, and Importance of Resources The goal of Standard 14 is to consider the […]

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Human Systems

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We are back with day four of the Geography Standards which brings us to the humans. Element 4: Human Systems contains 5 standards on its own, which makes sense since the standards are focused on K-12 education, which includes Geography in Social Studies. This generally covers history, political and economic geography, and other humanities content. […]