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News and Features

  • Distance Ed. in GIS & Geo-Spatial Technologies (03.27.01)
    - By popular request, we've put together a comprehensive guide to distance learning in GIS and geo-spatial technologies. Additional contributions are welcome!

  • Common Ground Community Mapping (03.27.01)
    - Common Ground is a community-based mapping and partnership project based in Victoria, BC, Canada. They provide mapping and learning resources and opportunities for schools, neighborhoods and communities wishing to undertake sustainable community development and planning projects. Those of you searching for examples of community level mapping and projects involving k-12 will be pleased with this site.

  • Let GIS be your Guide (03.26.01)
    - A publication by KanCRN summarizes the uses and integration of Geographic Information Systems in the K12 Classroom

  • Des Moines Police Department - Crime Analysis Applications training course. Des Moines, Iowa, June 4-8, 2001

  • Intergraph Corp. (02.22.01)
    Intergraph and British Columbia Ministry of Education Make Available GIS Tools for the Classroom. The GeoMedia education kit will help students learn GIS techniques and simulate real-life applications

  • The NCGIA Core Curriculum in GIScience (02.20.01)
    The new GISCC Core Curriculum concentrates solely on providing fundamental course content assistance for educators - formally as lecture materials, but adaptable for whatever instructional mode each course instructor wishes to use. There is a wealth of knowledge and course preparation material to be found here.

  • Northwestern University (01.23.01)
    The WorldWatcher Curriculum Project at Northwestern University is recruiting high school science teachers!

  • A new program in Geomatics (01.09.01)
    Applied Computer Mapping offered by the Department of Geosciences at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

  • The GIS Files from the Ordnance Survey (12.28.00)
    The GIS files is an interactive learning zone introducing the basic concepts of GIS. Try out GIS for yourself; discover the more advanced topics and see how Ordnance Survey data unlocks the power of GIS. The graphics and navigation at this site are fantastic! More sections are to be released early in the new year.
  • School District Data Profiles
    We examine this nifty website ebnabling users to easily generate a detailed socio-economic profile of any US School district.
  • USGS Learning Geography
    This nifty site highlights exciting and fun activities on learning geography. By visiting the web site, you can browse through the USGS National Atlas and design a map, view satellite images from Earthshots, discover famous places, or see if you can find your own backyard on the Microsoft Terraserver. Reference and educational material such as Helping Your Child Learn Geography, Finding Your Way with Map and Compass, and Working with Maps are also available on the web site
  • The Earth Observing System (EOS) Education Project disseminates Earth imagery, interdisciplinary curriculum, and advanced technologies to the global K-16 education community. The EOS Education Project combines Web-based technologies and educator workshops for the interpretation, utilization and relevancy of geospatial information.
  • What is GIS? - DMTI Spatial developed their "What is GIS?" website in honour of GISDay. They've done an excellent job providing some very interesting GIS edu resources. Be sure to nominate a student for the GIS excellence Award!
  • CAG Awards - Nominations are now being accepted for a number of awards to be presented by the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)
  • Association of American Geographers - Canadian Studies Specialty Group-2001 Graduate Student Paper Competition (11.10.00)
  • ICA - 5th International Cartographic Association (ICA) Barbara Petchenik Prize (11.10.00)
  • Earth Search Sciences - Earth Search Announces Collaboration With University of Montana (11.09.00)
  • SPOT Image/ASPRS - SPOT Image Newest ASPRS Partner in Education Through their Affinity Program(11.01.00)
  • The University of Montana Education Center - Announcing... the Lewis and Clark Data Consortium (10.30.00)
  • Deer Creek Watershed Project - In this project, more than 1,000 students are testing chemical and biological water quality in the metropolitan St. Louis area and analyzing their data with ArcView GIS.
  • GITA's Live, Interactive Webcast Series - Geospatial 200
  • US Community Atlas project - The US Community Atlas project is an opportunity for classes in grades K-12 to put together a group project about their community, using HTML documents and GIF or JPG maps, and post this project on the web (08.07.00)
  • Geotechnology Instruction in the Front Range of Colorado - Colorado - the Front Range from Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs (08.07.00)
  • International Conference on GIS In Education - Joseph Kerski provides this report from the annual GIS in Education conference held July 16-20 at Cal. State University - Joseph Kerski is a Geographer/Cartographer with the USGS.
  • The History and Application of GIS in Education - This paper, supplied to us by Tom Baker of KanCRN, focuses on the history and application of Geographic Information Systems as a tool of data analysis in K-12 Education, specifically science education. Thanks to for this excellent piece.
  • BEN Summer 2000 Training Event Filling Fast - Seats for the Bentley Education Network (BEN) Summer 2000 Training Event are filling fast. The week-long training session will provide educators with the training they need to instruct students in MicroStation, MicroStation TriForma, MicroStation Modeler, MicroStation GeoGraphics and the GEOPAK Civil Engineering Suite. The event will also include a presentation and hands-on demonstration of Viecon, Bentley's revolutionary Internet initiative (07.13.00).
  • Lewis and Clark Educational Center Creates Interactive Web Site -Using Internet GIS Software University of Montana Forms Center to Educate K-12 Students on Historical Trail (07.12.00)
  • Crime Analysis Training - (07.06.00)
  • WebGIS 2000 at Penn State University - (06.23.00)

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