Education

HOPEWORKS ‘N CAMDEN – Expanding the Futures of Youth

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John Krygier pointed us to Hopeworks, a program in Camden, NJ whose mission includes reducing the dropout rate and to create hope for the future. They attempt to do this by engaging students through web and GIS services. The site is impressive and the concept is great. They also have a position open for their […]

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Anyone going to ASA-CSSA-SSSA in SLC

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I will be heading to the Agronomy/Soils/Crop conference in Salt Lake City in a couple of weeks (which means we won’t be going to Applied Geography). I will be putting up posters while I am there, but if anyone is going to be at the conference, or just live in SLC, a meetup could be […]

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A different kind of “map”

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While not really spatial, I thought Music Plasma was an interesing application for graphically showing relationships for data points. In this case, they’re pulling data from Amazon’s databases to show how certain bands “relate” to other bands, at least as far as Amazon’s customer habits are concerned. It’s interesting to remember that relationships beyond spatial […]

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Space Elevator Games

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This weekend, NASA is offering its first Centennial Challenge, with $100,000 up for grabs. Ten teams will compete at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California in events related to space elevator development, including the Beam Power Challenge and the Tether Challenge. Via MSNBC.com

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Latest on the Internet control dispute

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A resolution has been introduced in the US Senate to back the Bush administration’s efforts to stop the UN from taking some of the control of the Internet away from the US. It basically says that the Senate will support the US efforts in the negotiations in Tunisia, but at least they are aware of […]

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Mapping the Universe

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If you think it’s ambitious to map the entire earth, check out the Sloan Digital Sky Survey According to their website: “the Sloan Digital Sky Survey is the most ambitious astronomical survey project ever undertaken. The survey will map in detail one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of more than […]

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GITA on workforce readiness grant

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Glenn over at GISUser spoke with Bob Samborski, Executive President of GITA, on the DOL funding workforce readiness. Mr Samborski outlined 5 key steps for conducting this study. “1. Getting a grip on understanding geospatial and defining it 2. Communication and public outreach – this approach will serve to identify what kinds of skills are […]