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Earth Day: GIS Is Green Technology

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

What do Earth Day and GIS have in common? Earth Day began in 1970, with one of its goals to help people take steps to ensure that sustainable practices are followed to protect the environment. I like to think of … Continue reading


The Grand Challenges of GIS in Instruction

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

Last week I wrote about what several geographers consider to be the “grand challenges of Geographic Information Sciences.” But to grapple with these grand challenges, we need to have people moving into the field of GIScience in the first place. … Continue reading


Drawing With GPS, Mapping With GIS

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

Most of us, whether at the beach, in the garden, or in a sandbox, have drawn words on the ground. Have you ever drawn something with your GPS receiver? As you probably are aware, all GPS receivers automatically record a … Continue reading


Analyzing the Environment in a GIS with the North American Environmental Atlas

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

GIS users are always on the lookout for interesting spatial data. Those who use GIS in education seek data that can be used to teach core concepts in a variety of disciplines. One of the most useful continent-wide spatial data … Continue reading


Examining Current Steamflow Conditions in ArcGIS Online

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

One of the consistently valuable concepts in inquiry-based education is cause-and-effect. GIS is an excellent tool to illustrate cause and effect because phenomena on our dynamic planet occur at different scales and over different time periods, and thus can be … Continue reading


Using Callout Labels in ArcGIS

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

The ArcMap application within ArcGIS allows you to create an amazing variety of fonts, colors, and types of labels that identify point, line, and area features. One of the most useful types of labels is the callout label. This label … Continue reading


The World’s Most Remote Island Group: Hawaii?

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

In a separate blog post at the ESRI Education Community, I investigated a claim that Bouvet Island is the world’s most remote uninhabited island using ArcGIS. At the same time, I mentioned that the definition of “remoteness” is subjective and therefore makes for an … Continue reading


Analyzing Food Expenditures at Home vs. Away from Home

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

Think about two ways you can consume food – at home or away from home. Think about how often you eat at home versus away from home. Food purchased in grocery stores and eaten “at home” is generally less expensive … Continue reading


An Earth Day Reminder of the Importance of Getting Out Into the Field

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

We laugh at the scene in the movie “Vacation” when Chevy Chase’s family finally arrives at the rim of the Grand Canyon, only to snap a few photos for a minute before getting back into the car and driving to … Continue reading


Structural Integrity Chooses TerraGo Magic to Build Field Data Collection App

Jun 29 2017 [Archived Version] □ Published at GISCafe Voice under tags  3d cities analytics cloud data drones

Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Structural Integrity (SI) provides innovative engineering services and proven solutions for structural evaluation and repair. TerraGo announced recently that Structural Integrity has chosen TerraGo Magic to build a field data collection and collaboration app for field inspectors, engineers and others involved in their projects to improve efficiency of field reporting, […]