We haven’t done a promo swap since the very beginning, but I want to do more. If you are one of the growing number of folks who are starting to podcast about geography, or if you have been doing it for a while now, send us a 30-60 second promo of your show in mp3
One of the cool sites mentioned when we interviewed folks from the SCGIS was the Conservation GeoPortal. The Conservation GeoPortal allows you to search metadata from other conservation researchers for data and information that is of interest. In addition to a metadata search there is also a map browser to look for data by location.
A new addition to the geo video podcasting world is GISnation. I haven’t been able to find a related web page in the last 2 minutes, but I will keep looking. Until then you can check out the video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENmrfz1hYxY I want to talk to these people!
Joe and Adena from Directions Magazine have posted what I believe is their first podcast. I agree with Glenn on the humor of discussing a webcast in a podcast, but humor is a good thing. Hopefully this won’t be a one time deal from Directions Mag and they will continue to podcast. It is at
As we have already mentioned Suzanne Rousie of SUNY Buffalo took home the gold in this years Skills USA Geospatial Technology Challenge, but what we haven’t been able to share with you was that Kevin Williams of the University of Arkansas took home the silver. This year there were only two medals given out, so
The Amherst Bee yesterday announced that Sue Rousie of Amherst, NY is the champion of this years Geospatial Technology Skills USA challenge. This has not been posted on the Skills USA page yet, but we will be sure to update this post with the other medalists as soon as we can find out their names.
Penn State is offering a summer camp for 12-18 year-olds to give kids hands-on experience with GIS, GPS, and other geospatial technologies. The camp will be held from July 31st-August 4th at Penn State’s University Park campus. I think this is a great idea, and I wish we could get something like that started here.
I was looking up some domain names to register (I always look, but only own 2 domains) and thought of geography101.com. When I found it was taken I had to go see what great site had grabbed up that morsel of education goodness. I was definitely disappointed by what I found. The URL forwarded me
URISA has posted their reponse to the Geospatial LOB RFI that was announced last month. Import Cartography links to the URISA pdf and talks a little about. In my distoriented state (recovering from the last day of conference activities and lack of sleep) I am not going to dip too deeply into their document. Instead
The National Geographic-Roper Public Affairs 2006 Geographic Literacy Study was just released, with more sad news about young Americans’ (aged 18-24) lack of even basic geography skills like reading a map. Only 50% or less of the surveyed people could identify New York or Ohio on a map, and 88 percent couldn’t find Afghanistan, and