This is awesome.. at the U of Waterloo (that’s in Ontario Canada) they have an open API and have recently come out with a pretty awesome map service that enables students to quickly create a map that routes you between buildings in a way that avoids goose droppings! The map service was developed in a matter of hours and does a fine job at routing students and faculty around goose “hot spots” and get to class safely!
Archives for April 19, 2013
Something quite awesome from Google on the horizon, in particular, a great opportunity for educators and those involved in Geo at the higher education level – enter Geo for Higher Education Summit. Taking place July at the Googleplex in MountainView, CA, the Summit will bring together instructors and researchers in GIS and remote sensing technologies from higher education institutions. This workshop is designed for mapping and technology specialists, instructors, faculty, and advisers in higher education research and teaching, who are actively working on projects or teaching courses related to mapping. The event is free to attend for those lucky enough to be selected (Deadline is May 1) take note that travel related expenses etc… are not provided. See more – An exciting opportunity is coming up in July: the first annual Geo for Higher Ed Summit