Category Archives: GIS in the news
Journalists embrace story maps as an interactive news medium.
As the Louisiana’s emergency management agency tries to evaluate flooding damage, one challenge they face is assessing the number and type (commercial, residential, etc.) of damaged structures. However, there is a lack of mapped structures. So volunteers are needed to create an account … Continue reading
National Geographic launched a free website for printing detailed topographical maps: http://petapixel.com/2016/08/06/nat-geo-launches-free-website-printing-detailed-topographical-maps/.
Read about Molly Burhans’ nonprofit called the GoodLand Project, which aims to map church-owned lands using GIS technology and then use the information for better stewardship of the land.
Ithaca, New York March 31, 2016 For Immediate Release UCGIS is pleased to announce that Diana S. Sinton will receive its 2016 Education Award. Dr. Sinton has made extraordinary contributions to GIScience education in three key areas: connecting GIScience, cognitive … Continue reading
Three new internships with the UN-SPIDER Bonn office. Application deadline is the 4th of March. see: http://www.un-spider.org/about/jobs A good opportunity to better understand the international aid ‘disaster circus’ community and the workings of: http://disasterscharter.org
Check out this story map about an NGO’s work in rural Andean Peru outside of Cuzco. at http://arcg.is/1IKDnlF. They are trying to spread the word as well as look for partnerships and collaboration opportunities by telling their story via maps.
Thank you to the participants in the recent Crowd-Sourced Crisis Mapping workshop. For more information about crisis mapping in Nepal, visit the following sites: MapGive USGS Event page IRIS teachable moment page Tomnod Open Street Maps Tasking Manager Stanford University’s … Continue reading