A tragic day in what’s already a terrible wildfire season… our thoughts and prayers go out to the community of Prescott Arizona and the family, friends, and colleagues of the 19 fallen first responder Hot Shots who were lost protecting the community and doing what they love… a true tragedy.
A good place to get a sense of where the geographic information system (GIS) field is headed is Lattie F. Coor Hall at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. That’s the home of the 30-credit-hour Masters of Advanced Study in GIS (MAS-GIS) Program within ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Here, students are exposed to not only the latest GIS concepts but also ever-evolving technologies.
ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning offers additional options for GIS studies, including an undergraduate certificate and an undergraduate degree program that is in development. Like all master’s programs, though, the MAS-GIS is designed to convey the most advanced concepts in its field.
For more about the history of the program at ASU see this recent article on Amerisurv
An interesting article describing the construction of the very innovative Arizona Cardinal stadium complete with retractable roof and roll-out stadium floor with natural turn playing surface which is rolled inside only on game days, the rest of the time the turf is outside soaking up sun.
From the article… The stadium’s nominal seating capacity of 63,500 for the Cardinals’ National Football League (NFL) games is expandable up to 73,000 to host marquee games, such as the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowls, the BCS Championship Bowl (in January, 2007) and the NFL’s Super Bowl XLII (in February, 2008)
Needed ASAP for 6 + months… DOMS GIS Database specialist/consultant to work on supporting our OMS and GIS systems with strong experience in the following: GIS DB, heavy ESRI and ArcGIS/Geo model, Outage Management Systems. See details
This fine resource from the University of Arizona is an interdisciplinary resource system for digital image and map data for the Sonoran desert region, including the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico. Users will find instructional and outreach activities in remote sensing and spatial analysis on integrated regional assessments as well as a wealth of data (DRG, DEM, DOQQs) for use in their GIS. In addition to countless research material and educational resources, users will find they are provided with access to plenty of data. Simply click on the “Images” link and you’ll find more links leading to 24k, 100k, and 250k DRG, DEM, and imagery. Check it out at http://aria.arizona.edu/
A wealth of Geo data from arizona – available for order for free for non-commercial uses – see http://www.land.state.az.us/alris/