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What Makes Your Neighborhood Unique?

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

What is the purpose for the pole in this picture? Notice that others exist across the street, and indeed, stretch on for blocks in this neighborhood. Yet in your neighborhood, none may exist. What else do you notice in the … Continue reading


Analyzing Coordinates Before Mapping Them

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

Today’s GPS and GIS technologies allow us to quickly collect data in the field, and then quickly map the data in a GIS environment to analyze spatial patterns that the field data reveals. However, just as the ease of digital … Continue reading


Change in GIS: Moving Forward Is Better Than The Alternative

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

Like using any technology, using GIS in education involves change. Do you sometimes feel that you are not keeping up well with hardware and software changes that inevitably are a part of our world? Two things have helped me in … Continue reading


Teaching the GeoNews Using GIS Technologies and the Spatial Perspective

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

I recently wrote about using GIS technologies to analyze one recent event—the toxic liquid spill in Hungary. I used ArcGIS Online (http://www.arcgis.com) to find a map that I could use to analyze the spatial and temporal aspects of the spill, … Continue reading


Cool maps by GIS Cloud Users

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Cloud under tags  blog cool maps people users web mapping

In GIS Cloud Map Editor, you can often stumble upon interesting public maps created by our users who utilize GIS Cloud apps for a wide variety of purposes. So, we made a selection of a few cool maps that caught our eye. There will be more interesting maps to come – don’t hesitate to drop...


Using ArcGIS Online to Analyze the Toxic Spill in Hungary

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

A reservoir at an alumina factory in Hungary burst in early October 2010, causing a toxic torrent of water to flow through three villages and creeks. People and fish died; livelihoods were destroyed. Yet from a spatial perspective, we all … Continue reading


The Grand Challenges of Geographic Information Science

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

At this year’s annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Dr. Dawn Wright (Oregon State University) and Dr. Chaowei Yang (George Mason University) organized a session to address: “What are the grand challenges of Geographic Information Science?” Their definition of grand challenges … Continue reading


The Disconnect Between Applied Geography and Geography Education

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

Many of us in the GIS education community recently participated in the annual ESRI International and Education User Conferences (http://www.esri.com/uc and http://www.esri.com/educ). Two things are clear to me after reflecting on the years I have been attending these events: First, geography is … Continue reading


How Can GIS Help With AP Human Geography? Part 1 of 2

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

For five decades, the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) has provided students with the opportunity to take college-level coursework and earn college credit while still in high school. AP courses exist in 30 different subjects, each ending with a … Continue reading


How Can GIS Help With AP Human Geography? Part 2 of 2

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GIS Education Community under tags  education export

In my last column, I discussed the contents and increasing popularity of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) Human Geography course. One of the five major goals in the AP Human Geography (APHG) course is to enable students to “use … Continue reading