GeographyAwareness

Spatial Conversations – Geography Awareness Week

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Spatial Conversations Shownotes – Episode 05 12 November 2015 This week we sit down to highlight some of the ways we like to celebrate the Geography season (aka Geography Awareness Week) including Day of Geography and GIS Day. Click to directly download MP3 Music Bicycle Waltz by Goodbye Kumiko Featured Image from Andrew Magill

Environmental

GIS and California: The Alarming Revelation

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Another guest post by this semester’s journalism intern. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, are computer systems that allow individuals to map, model, and analyze large amounts of data through a single database. Recently, through the help of GIS maps, significant data have turned up some alarming realizations in regards to a very crucial and life-changing […]

Cartography

NASA, Big Data, and a Real World Jigsaw Puzzle

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NASA has posted two news items that illustrate the large amounts of data that they are generating. NASA| The Data Downpour is a  video describing how the GPM constellation turns observed radiances and reflectivities of global precipitation – falling snow and rain – into data products.  They detail this huge task in “GPM Mission’s How-to […]

Education

Nat Geo Bee 2014

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In case you missed the televised coverage of the 2014 National Geographic Bee finals, National Geographic has been kind enough to share it on YouTube.

Data

Cornell Lab of Ornithology YardMap beta

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The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has introduced some very exciting backyard citizen science applications that utilize remote sensing data. One of them is The YardMap citizen science project funded by the National Science Foundation Information Education Program  or advancing informal STEM Learning (AISL), as it is known now. YardMap is designed to cultivate a richer understanding […]

Events

DVR/TV reminder: NatGeo Bee

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It is that time of the year again, time to sit back and watch some super-smart youngsters rock our collective Geography socks off. Thursday night the finals of the National Geographic Bee will be aired at 7:00PM EDT on the National Geographic Channel. This year Soledad O’Brien steps into the spot of long time host […]

EarthDay

Spatial Easter Egg Hunts

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Location-based technologies are helping Easter Egg hunts go high-tech with the assistance of geospatial professionals taking their love of spatial technologies into their communities. The funniest quote from an article in the Fairbanks News-Miner about how “To Hunt Easter Eggs the modern way, Fairbanks students grab GPS” is “When students in Kuntz’s multi-grade class raised […]

Data

Cherry Blossom Season 2014

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One of the heralds of spring in our region is the arrival of the cherry blossoms in Washington D.C.  In the past, it was difficult to time visits just right in time to see them in bloom. The Washington Post has made a crowd sourced map for Cherry Blossom Season 2014 all around the DC […]

Events

GIS Day in the News

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Updated: Today is GIS Day and it is making headlines in major newspapers around the globe. While some mainstream media sources are celebrating GIS Day by name, others are participating in spirit by having spatial news articles like the The New York Times, a newspaper of record, article on Mapping Bitcoin from November 19, 2013.  But […]