Category Archives: GIS in the news

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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WesGIS Workshop: Crowd-sourced disaster relief efforts in Nepal

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake? Special WesGIS/Mapping workshop: Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org Relief Mapping for Nepal When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm Where: Allbritton 204 Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is … Continue reading

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Crowd-mappers needed for Nepal

The Humanitarian Open Street Map team has mobilized to help with the terrible earthquake in Nepal, fairly close to the capital Kathmandu.  Please pass along the following link to your students and colleagues:   http://tasks.hotosm.org/   OSM tasking manager is … Continue reading

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Article about campus map created in E&ES 324 GIS Service Learning Lab

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GIS Service Learning Class in the news

http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2014/12/03/gisservicelearning/

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