I’m not exactly sure how this plays out in less populated areas, but I like the idea. Placeblogger is an attempt to create blog/web communities in local areas. As the page says, “Placeblogs are sites devoted to a particular neighborhood, city, town, or region. They’re watercoolers for local discussion, a place to find out where
With a final score of USA 62 to UK 58, the 2006 Geography champ is Team USA. The US had 4 times more participants than the UK, but with 50,000 participants I have to think that the Geography Cup organizers have to be happy with the first year results.
Over the last couple of days I have been reading Here, There Be Dragons by James Owen which can be found in the young adult section of your bookstore (why is it always on the opposite side of the store from Scifi/Fantasy). The thing that grabbed me was a dragon on the cover, but what
It’s great to hear that Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day are getting some TV promotion up in Canada. The Weather Network, Canada’s weather channel, is including references to GAW and GIS Day in its programming. It would be great if The Weather Channel here in the US could do the same. Via GISUser
Although this isn’t strictly geo based, I think the topic is important enough to anyone with information (A.K.A Data) to mention. The folks over at ars technica have an interesting discussion about a new report released by the Institute for Public Policy Research on Intellectual Property Law. I can’t find a link directly to the
There is another podcast in the classroom space, and it is pretty interesting. Marion Mustoe of Eastern Oregon U worked with his class last spring to create audio responses to an assignment, which he then narrated and produced. His approach is a great way to show how different students will take different ideas away from
On the home from work/school today I heard one of the radio ads from MyWonderfulWorld.com. I have to say that it was kind of odd and very cool to hear the soothing voice talking about Geography. If you haven’t heard (or seen) one the ads yet be sure to check them out on the MyWonderfulWorld.com website.
The following text was a recent post to the forums, but I thought it was a topic that was worth a few more eyes. I’m currently looking for GIS professionals for the Colorado chapter located in the denver metro area We need people to fill our board postions and sit on the GIS in the
Now that my laptop has returned from its journey to KY, I am catching up on most everything including podcasts. One of my standard suspects in MobuzzTV which is a dailiyish tech video podcast. On the Sept 14 they did an episode about mapping and mapping sites that was pretty fun to watch and even
One of our listeners, Elaine, let us know about a radio series called Australia On The Map. The first program in this series, The Siren South, looks at early Dutch exploration and mapping of the Australian coastline. Since I am interested in historical geography, I am going to check it out as soon as I