Category Archives: GIS in the news

Why GIS in Education matters…

From Joseph Kerski, Esri Education Manager: An article in Geospatial World about why GIS in education matters: https://www.geospatialworld.net/blogs/why-gis-in-education-matters/ Compilation of statements about the importance of spatial data: https://spatialreserves.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/key-statements-about-the-importance-of-spatial-data/

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Google Maps’ 2018 April Fools’ Day map game

“Where’s Waldo” is hiding in Google Maps for April Fools’ Day. 

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Earth’s curvature and US road corrections

Two interesting articles about longitude and the US road/landholdings grid. The artist’s website: http://www.gercoderuijter.com/gerco2/.  

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Wesleyan launches interactive campus map

Read the news story here: News@Wesleyan Access the map: Campus Map   

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GIS Students Assist CT Forest & Park Association with GIS Needs

Read article here.

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Image interpreters needed for post disaster damage assessment in Puerto Rico

***Time Sensitive: Apply by 9/22*** Direct Relief (www.directrelief.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a stated mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for … Continue reading

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Recent disaster relief data

The World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD WG) team has compiled an initial list of sources that contain data, information and products in support of Hurricane Irma and the Mexico Earthquake response and recovery.  

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GIS projects featured at Visualizing Knowledge Exhibition

Louisa Winchell, Matt Shelley-Reade, and Sam Raby presented visual geographies through story maps at Wesleyan’s Visualizing Knowledge Exhibition. Sam’s “The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Mapping Relocation” story map won 3rd prize. Read more at http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/05/12/students-showcase-research-at-visualizing-knowledge-exhibition/.

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GIS students highlighted in local paper

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GIS data availability might change over time

Different universities, non-profits, and volunteers are attempting to relocate federal data sources… See some examples at Adaptation Clearinghouse and elsewhere. Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data  

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