On The Line

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I’ve been fortunate enough to look over the shoulders of  a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  The project titled “On The Line” is an online, interactive history of schooling, housing and civil rights in the city of Hartford, Connecticut that was created by […]

Getting rid of all Left Turns

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Some transportation engineers at NS State University have published a new study that shows left turns aren’t needed.  We can create what are called “superstreets” that allow only right hand turns.  This improves both travel times and safety, not to mention fuel economy.  This isn’t exactly a new idea.  Michigan already has this type of […]

Powerpoints to help you get started

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While I was looking around for general World Regional Geography materials to talk about in honor of the end of the semester I came across pppst.com or Pete’s PowerPoint Station. Pete’s is a filled with free presentations in PowerPoint format about a ton of topics from math to history to (you guessed it) geography. There […]

To round out our holiday gift ideas….

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As most people are painfully aware, the economy isn’t exactly hoping right now.  My gifts for geographers is designed to be easier on the wallet for those looking to keep their expenses to a minimum. Let me just say I hate ties.  Can’t stand’em.  Unfortunately social conventions dictates they’re necessary from time to time.  If […]

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and GIS

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Fifty million people are expected to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow. If you can’t be there in person, you can join the on-line Thanksgiving Day Parade community and experience the parade route through the Macy’s website. I have fond memories of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade route. Digg, of course, has already posted […]