avsp howto videocast

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I am thinking about putting together a series of 5 minute howto videocasts for beginners. These would be screen grabs and voice overs of common computer related activities in Geography such as GIS, RS, stats, and some scripting and entry level programming that could help steer folks in the right direction. What I would like to find out from our readers and listeners are two things:

1) what topics/activities do you think we should cover.
2) does anyone think they would like to submit a howto on a specific topic

If you have any ideas please email me at howto@veryspatial.com and we will see how things go. I hope to have a demo episode of what I have in mind up by the middle of January though I don’t think we would go live until February based on the other things going on right now.

Welcome to the GEODE Initiative!

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The GEODE (Geographic Data in Education) Initiative “is dedicated to the improvement of Earth and environmental science education through the use of data visualization and analysis tools to support inquiry-based pedagogy.” The have created two data viewers that are available for download: My World GIS (45 day demo version) and WorldWatcher. These software packages are intended to make the GIS user experience more approachable. Head over to their website and check out the software and the project in general.

Welcome to the GEODE Initiative!