Data

Project Bird Feeder Watch

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It’s that time of year again in North America, Project Bird Feeder Watch for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada.  It is a great opportunity for an easy to do citizen science activity.  Citizen scientists count the count the birds they see at their bird feeders. The data is used to map bird migration and bird populations.  […]

Cartography

The News and Geography Awareness

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Matthew Erickson, deputy graphics director at The New York Times, has a great post about  “When Maps Shouldn’t Be Maps” or how location can be represented by a broad range of geovisualizations. He discusses that while using a map is often the right choose when presenting information that geovisualizations can add to the story. He has […]

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Discounts for your GAW and holiday gifts

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Each year as the holidays approach (and yes I include GAW in that list of holidays) we try to reach out to a vendor who carries Geographic or cartographic items to see if they would be willing to cut you guys a break/provide a discount in exchange for some free ad space on VerySpatial. This […]

GeographyAwareness

GAW2011 is here

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Ladies and gents, we are firmly into Geography Awareness Week 2011 (#gaw2011) and events they are a-happenin’ from your local classrooms to the social media circuses. If you haven’t checked out the usual suspects you should head over (in no particular order) to: GeographyAwarenessWeek On Facebook Mission:Explore MyWonderfulWorld Blog Geography@About.com to name just a few […]

Education

Zebra Stripe App

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A  short article in this month’s National Geographic magazine gives me a chance to tell a funny kid’s joke about zebras.  “There were two chickens standing at crosswalk. One says to the other: Should we cross the road?  The other one says: No Way! Look what happened to the zebra!”  According to the National Geographic article,”Scanning […]

GeographyAwareness

Less than a week to GIS Day

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GIS Day is next Wednesday, November 16. If you are not hosting an event, that doesn’t mean that you can’t help spread the word. Oh contrare, you can use your freelance status on GIS Day to get the word out. Whether you are sharing your interest via your favorite social media, telling your neighbor about […]

Cool Stuff

GEOGRAFREE – Front Line podcast in English

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We are always excited about new Geography or geospatial podcasts since they are few and far between, but I am even more excited that a longstanding Geography podcast has become accessible to me (and other english speakers). The GEOGRAFREE Front-Line podcast has been produced in German for 106 episodes but has switched to english with […]