Category Archives: education

Educators Gain access to Environmental Data with NOAA View

TweetSomething new this week as NOAA introduces a new educational resource designed to give the public and educators access to environmental data and more! The NOAA View imagery portal provides a single point for experiencing NOAA data, including environmental information … Continue reading

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Top 200 US Colleges Ranked by Daily Beast

TweetRanking are always fun and here’s another fun “top List” for you to browse in order to get an idea of what are considered by some to be the Top Colleges in the US. The Daily Beast’s Down + Dirty … Continue reading

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Deadline for PANalytical NIR’s Goetz Instrument Support Program for Student

TweetPANalytical NIR is today reminding graduate students to submit their proposals by October 15 for a chance to be awarded a remote sensing instrument that will enhance their research projects. Students will be awarded either the FieldSpec 4 or Handheld … Continue reading

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Thinking About GIS, the Fifth Time!

TweetYes indeed, once again you can start thinking about GIS… Obviously, what I’m talking about is the 5th edition of one of the most popular GIS / GeoTech books to ever hit the market, Thinking About GIS authored by Roger … Continue reading

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Consider having a BCIT GIS student undertake a project or a practicum

TweetThe current year of BCIT GIS students started their classes the first week of September. Part of their course load is to locate a sponsor, who will undertake a project or practicum with them in the January – May 2014 … Continue reading

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Bing Goes Ad Free for Schools

TweetSomething new from Microsoft designed to reduce the commercialization of student Web searches performed on the school network.  Bing for Schools also enhances privacy protections, sets strict filters to help block adult content and adds specialized learning features to promote … Continue reading

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High Tech Text Books for iOS and Android Tablets with Net Texts

TweetHere’s an interesting open resource that enables book publishers to easily publish school textbooks in a tablet ready, mobile format (Android and iOS).  Teachers use the Content Management Website to select existing courses or to create new courses by mixing … Continue reading

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Dalhousie University GIS Prof seeks solution to student ignorance of geography

TweetA cool story on a popular topic that rears its head every year or so, students and their lack of geographic skills and understanding of the Earth. Imagine a group of Canadian University students not being able to locate the … Continue reading

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Webinar: Moving to Mobility

TweetSave the date, August 15 for the next GCS “Big Data” webinar this one with a focus on mobility.  In the second Geospatial Big Data webinar, GCS will demonstrate how it builds mobile applications as part of Big Data solutions … Continue reading

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Badge System Tracks Student Achievement in Online Geospatial Programs

TweetAn interesting idea from American sentinel U re. competency based learning in Geospatial.  American Sentinel University’s GIS program chair, Stephen McElroy, Ph.D., GISP, will highlight how the university’s badge system is used to document competency-based geospatial learning as part of … Continue reading

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PennState EDU Introduces Maps and the Geospatial Revolution Online Training

TweetAn amazing new effort from Penn State (PSU) kicks off this week in the form of a massive, online EDU offering – enter Maps and the Geospatial Revolution. In just 6-9 hours a week, students can enjoy this online offering … Continue reading

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Hack4Colorado Sets the Bar High For Hackathons – Congrats @Hack4CO

TweetThere’s no doubt that the Colorado Geek and hacking community is second to none! The recent Hack4Colorado event that took place May 31, 2013 is a great example for anyone interested in hacking or planning a similar hackathon or hackfest… … Continue reading

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