Category Archives: GIS in the news

Story Maps by Journalists

Journalists embrace story maps as an interactive news medium.

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Louisana needs volunteer on-line mapping help

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

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Free website for printing topographic maps

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/.

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Mapping Catholic lands for environmental sustainability

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.

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UCGIS Awards its 2016 Education Prize to Diana Sinton (a WesGIS Seminar speaker)

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

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The Stonehenge World Heritage Site Landscape story map

Go to http://services.historicengland.org.uk/rrstonehenge/ for an interactive, virtual Stonehenge experience.

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United Nations internships

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

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Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development story map

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.

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Citizen science opportunity

Here’s an interesting example of GIS, crowdsourcing, and public participation. The USGS is looking for volunteers to compare pre- and post-storm photos of the East Coast for Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Joaquin. It takes 2-3 minutes per photo and does … Continue reading

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Follow-up to crowd-sourced crisis mapping in Nepal workshop

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

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