The Landscape Studies Podcast

As you are ALL very interested in finding new spatially relevant podcast I wanted to point out one that I recently came across the The Landscape Studies Podcast. This is a video podcast that looks at Landscape Studies from a position that sits outside of most of our discussion of space and place and instead looks at the landscape as a container of sorts. Now that of course is the way that we also use in our spatial perspective of the world, but this podcast (so far) has taken a more interdisciplinary perspective. All for the good I say, and I am interested to see how their self proclaimed social experiment to engage those inside and outside of the arena of landscape studies in a dialectic goes.

Geography and Geospatial careers resources

There are a wealth of Geography career sites and job listing sites out there but we thought we would create a list of just a few for folks to take a look at. I missed Career day on Friday, but we made a globe(ish) cookie so I was busy 🙂

Geography Career pages

  • AAG Careers page
  • Geography Careers at About.com
  • University of Washington’s Geography Career Resources
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • GIS CAREER AWARENESS LEARNING MODULES
  • Map Pros!/Geospatial Careers
  • Geospatial jobs

  • GIS User jobs listings
  • GIS Jobs
  • GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
  • GIS Gig
  • GeoSearch, Inc
  • Using Remote Sensing to Spot Cholera Outbreaks

    Scientists have figured out how to predict cholera outbreaks by looking at sea life. The idea pioneered at the University of Maryland is a rise in sea temperatures lead to the production of Phytoplankton, which are the root cause of cholera. As these phytoplankton get into the water supply, cholera pathogens are released and can lead to outbreaks. Obviously fore warned is fore armed, so this is will certainly help public health officials cope with these devastating outbreaks.

    Via BBC News

    Geography Awareness Week @ VerySpatial

    We have been busy on the phones getting together a great group of interviews to share with you over the course of Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22). We chose to go with a single theme, Geography Careers and Training, throughout our interviews this year. So far we have spoken to Matt Rosenberg from Geography @ About.com, Anne Pollard Haywood of the MyWonderfulWorld Campaign, Hilary Perkins from URISA (I have been holding onto this one for a month), Jessica Touchard of GeoSearch, Inc., and Matt Koeppe of the AAG. We missed Rick Lawson of ESRI, our GISDay regular, while he was in town this week, but we hope to get him on the phone to keep the tradition alive.

    As always, we will have daily posts that highlight each day’s themes (Monday: Human Geography, Tuesday: Physical Geography, Wednesday: GIS Day, Thursday: Global Hotspots, and Friday: Careers) along with this year’s overall theme of The Americas.