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Library of Congress Experience Goes Live

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The Library of Congress has just released a new feature called the Library of Congress Experience. The idea is to place digital collections of some of the Library’s original works online to allow the public a way to interact with the information. The Experience starts rather small, but it is noteworthy that they decided to […]

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New Poll, Old Poll

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So today we start a new poll with the request “Pick your favorite name” as a way to get your perspective on what to call the spatial data that is being created by users as part of the Web 2.0 phenomena. The choices we give (which are not all inclusive) are: Social mapping Crowd source […]

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GeoPedia – National Geographic Magazine

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Apparently National Geographic Magazine has a new online support device in the form of the GeoPedia Wiki. The tag line is “the research behind the stories” and it seems to be a great idea to go beyond comments to encourage readers to participate in the magazine whether it is by suggesting a link, offering a […]

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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 […]