Esri Global Content Challenge

Esri Global Content Challenge! http://go.esri.com/content-challenge

Esri is challenging students all over the world to unleash the power of Esri content by way of their own geographic analyses, visualizations, predictive models and more to tell a compelling scientific story. The story must be presented using the Esri Story Map Journal app. We’ll point you to the best of our data and our map journal tips and tricks. You do the rest! Judges will select the best map journals to be awarded prizes. Esri will also share the winning Map Journals on our Collaborative Resource Portal and feature them at Esri’s Federal GIS and Education User Conferences, and Young Professionals Network events.

Esri’s Global Content Challenge is open to undergraduate or graduate students at colleges or universities, as well as U.S. high school students enrolled in an Advanced Placement Human Geography or Environmental Science course. Get creative by using Esri’s land, ocean, and population premium content libraries to tell compelling stories that bring about understanding and action.

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Students present posters, win prizes at GIS conference

Eight E&ES 344 Advanced GIS students presented posters at the Northeast Arc Users Group Spring Spatial Technologies Conference, May 9, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The posters highlighted the students’ semester-long research and service-learning projects incorporating applications of advanced geographic information systems skills. Titles and abstracts for the posters can be found at http://nearc.sites.amherst.edu/program2016/. Stephanie Ling (’16) won the poster contest with her innovative spatial humanities research with Prof Gary Shaw examining the spatiotemporal mobility of bishops in Medieval England. E&ES 344, taught by Kim Diver, is a project-based learning course that is part of the Academy for Project-Based Teaching and Learning hosted by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation. The 14 students in the course conducted independent research projects, worked with faculty on their research projects, or collaborated with community partners on service-learning projects. Half of the course’s projects were represented at the conference.

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Dynamic Mapping of Secondary Cities Symposium at Harvard

Dynamic Mapping of Secondary Cities Symposium June 14-15, 2016 Harvard University Center for Geographic Analysis Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138 Secondary Cities in the developing world are rapidly growing urban areas that are regional hubs for commerce, services, and governance in developing countries that often do not have adequate planning mechanisms for … Read moreDynamic Mapping of Secondary Cities Symposium at Harvard

GIS Working Group Meeting, April 27

Do you plan to integrate geographic information system (GIS), mapping, or other spatial analyses into an upcoming course or project? Perhaps a GIS Assistant can help.

GIS Working Group Meeting
GIS Assistants: What can they do for you?
Wednesday, April 27, 2:40 pm
Usdan 110
During the meeting, current and former faculty participants in the GIS Assistant Program will discuss their experiences with including a GIS Assistant in their teaching or research. The meeting is open to all faculty and staff.

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Free geospatial MOOC – The Location Advantage

The Location Advantage – through Esri – 16 March through 27 April 2016: http://www.esri.com/mooc/location-advantage Location analytics uses the locational component of business data to improve users’ understanding of their market, customers, and business processes. Organizations throughout the world use location analytics to make better decisions and gain a competitive advantage. This free, instructor-led MOOC explores the … Read moreFree geospatial MOOC – The Location Advantage

Free geospatial MOOC – Skills for the Digital Earth

Skills for the Digital Earth MOOC – through Elmhurst College – 3 through 30 April 2016: http://www.elmhurst.edu/admission/school_for_professional_studies/239271581.html Ever stop to think about how important location is when using your smart phone? This educational MOOC begins with an explanation of how society uses location in a myriad of disciplines. Geography, or rather, “where?” is important to … Read moreFree geospatial MOOC – Skills for the Digital Earth

Using Tableau Public as a “Sustainable” Technology webinar

Using Tableau Public as a “Sustainable” Technology: How to Build and Deploy Your Dashboards in One Hour for Free! Apr 05, 2016 at 11:00 AM PDT Register here: http://consbio.org/newsroom/events/using-tableau-public-dashboards Presenter: Piyali Kundu, Carbon Fund Coordinator, Conservation International Since its launch in 2010, Tableau Public revolutionized the data visualization industry by allowing data analysts and visual storytellers … Read moreUsing Tableau Public as a “Sustainable” Technology webinar

GIScience 2016 Workshop on Analysis of Movement Data

The past 10-15 years have seen a dramatic improvement of positioning technologies, which led to massive volumes of tracking data about virtually any object that moves, in a multitude of application domains. Consequently, many new methods for these data have been developed, and computational movement analysis has evolved as an important stream of research in … Read moreGIScience 2016 Workshop on Analysis of Movement Data