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NBC goes Green

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An interesting (and amusing) note that the NBC television network is promoting their Green Week where they are offering tips to go green in shows and in between. It is definitely an interesting attempt to tie in to the viewers interest. So far I have only watched Chuck, but it has been an interesting experience […]

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Book – “Geospatial Analysis”

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I am not sure how I missed something like this, but Drs de Smith, Goodchild, and Longley, released a book entitled Geospatial Analysis – a comprehensive guide. Now in its second edition (2006, 2007), the important thing about the book, beyond the content and the reputation of the authors, is that while you can get […]

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The National Map Corps

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This one definitely gets filed under the “I did not know that” category (a fairly substantial category as you might imagine). Apparently for a few years now the USGS has hosted volunteers through The National Map Corps. By volunteering you receive an area (quad sheet or less) in which you and your trusty GPS unit […]

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Nobel Peace Prize for Climate Change

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Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I think this is one of the first Nobel Peace Prizes awarded for an area that is dominated by physical geography. Wangari Muta Maathai won in 2004 for her work in sustainable development, which is the other prize focusing […]

Education

Guerrilla Geography

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Over in the UK a new movement has popped up…Guerrilla Geography. So far there has only been one activity so far where they have taken Geography education to the streets in Birmingham. The next event is planned for London in mid-October and future events already planned including a food fight event that I am waiting […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

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Apparently the hispanic community doesn’t even warrant an actual month for Hispanic Heritage Month since it runs from Sept 15 to Oct 15. In recognition of our friends who hablan espanol or are descended from those that do I want to remind you that are some great spanish blogs and podcast. Just to mention a […]

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Vector1 Media: Sustainability and geospatial

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As those of you who have listened to AVSP Episode 112 have already heard, Matt Ball and Jeff Thurston have started Vector1 Media a new magazine that will look at the confluence of Sustainable Development and spatial technologies. I am sure you recognize the names as long time geospatial media creators online and editors of […]

Events

GIScience Podcast

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I completely missed this…there is a podcast feed from the 2006 GIScience Conference that was held in Munster last October. There are nine presentations that cover an array of GISci topics that I am definitely looking forward to listening to. You can download episodes or subscribe to the feed from the GIScience Podcast website.

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Stephen Colbert explores his deep ancestry

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Christine, who works in the research lab down the hall from me, watches The Colbert Report, and told me about a segment on his show featuring Dr. Spencer Wells, head of the Genographic Project, which we have blogged about and participated in ourselves. Although I’m sure that the video reveals that Frank and Jesse did […]

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More Geography Tetris

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Raymond, the creator of the super fun Statris sent me over a couple of emails about some updates he’s done. If you’re not a huge fan of US geography, fear not! Now you can get your geography gaming in with Statetris Europe and Statris Africa! I have to say my knowledge of both those continents […]