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NEARC GIS Educator's Day

Notes from Seth Dixon's keynote address at NEARC's GIS Educator's Day delivered in Nashua, NH on Sept 29, 2013.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:02 PM

I was delighted to invited to discuss the importance of GIS and geospatial technologies in education at NEARC's GIS Educator's Day.  Earlier this year I gave a presentation at Brown University for the Choices Program on a related topic (so forgive some of the topical overlap).  This slideshare document has hyperlinked slides so you can access the digital resources mentioned in the talk if you wish.        

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gis y  educacion geoespacial

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Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water

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Tripoli, 20 September 2013: Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a UN-backed agreement  on the shared use of a massive underground aquifer system straddling the four countries known as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.

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Charles Henderson's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:57 PM

How might this change the population in this area?  Could desert cities actually spring up?  Or desert farms?

Rainer Emily's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:42 AM

Political

 

This article is political because the dispute of countries over water being settled would be political  :)

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Agricultural Industry’s Dark Secret: Rape, Harassment, & Fear Common for Workers - Agriculture Industry Today

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Agricultural Industry’s Dark Secret: Rape, Harassment, & Fear Common for Workers. Press release distribution provided by Agriculture Industry Today
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This is from California, US

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Becoming Geographers

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An interview with prolific geographer Dr. Charles Gritzner, who provides his advice on the discipline of geography.
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Brazil World Cup work 'slave-like'

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Construction workers employed on a project in Brazil ahead of next year's World Cup face slave-like conditions, a Labour attorney general's investigation says.
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Coffee in Hawaii and the other island http://www.thedailymeal.com/guide-worlds-coffee-regions

Coffee in Hawaii and the other island       http://www.thedailymeal.com/guide-worlds-coffee-regions | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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"Think there's coffee growing in the middle of America? Wrong. America’s only coffee-producing region is found in Hawaii, with growing conditions similar to the other "islands": Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Galapagos, and even Australia. The most well-known and sought-after coffee from the islands is the Jamaica Blue Mountain variety. The Jamaican Blue Mountain variety is low in acidity, sweet, and silky, making it one of the most popular coffee varieties out there. The Kona variety from Hawaii is just as popular, thanks to a buttery finish, deep aromatics, and medium body."

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Miss World Drama Fueled by Host Country Indonesia - ABC News

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Wall Street Journal Miss World Drama Fueled by Host Country Indonesia ABC News Beauty queens and backstage drama may seem inevitable, but at this year's Miss World competition, something more serious than hair-pulling and name-calling has come from...
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The Great September Gale

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http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-september-gale/

 

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894 / United States)

 

I'M not a chicken; I have seen
Full many a chill September,
And though I was a youngster then,
That gale I well remember;
The day before, my kite-string snapped,
And I, my kite pursuing,
The wind whisked off my palm-leaf hat;
For me two storms were brewing!

It came as quarrels sometimes do,
When married folks get clashing;
There was a heavy sigh or two,
Before the fire was flashing,
A little stir among the clouds,
Before they rent asunder,--
A little rocking of the trees,
And then came on the thunder.

Lord! how the ponds and rivers boiled!
They seemed like bursting craters!
And oaks lay scattered on the ground
As if they were p'taters
And all above was in a howl,
And all below a clatter,
The earth was like a frying-pan,
Or some such hissing matter.

It chanced to be our washing-day,
And all our things were drying; The storm came roaring through the lines,
And set them all a flying;
I saw the shirts and petticoats
Go riding off like witches;
I lost, ah! bitterly I wept,--
I lost my Sunday breeches!

I saw them straddling through the air,
Alas! too late to win them;
I saw them chase the clouds, as if
The devil had been in them;
They were my darlings and my pride,
My boyhood's only riches,--
"Farewell, farewell," I faintly cried,--
"My breeches! O my breeches!"

That night I saw them in my dreams,
How changed from what I knew them! The dews had steeped their faded threads,
The winds had whistled through them!
I saw the wide and ghastly rents
Where demon claws had torn them;
A hole was in their amplest part,
As if an imp had worn them.

I have had many happy years,
And tailors kind and clever,
But those young pantaloons have gone
Forever and forever!
And not till fate has cut the last
Of all my earthly stitches,
This aching heart shall cease to mourn
My loved, my long-lost breeches!

 

Oliver Wendelll Holmes

 

 

The September Gale

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

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I believe he was only 6 years old when the hurricane hit
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World Meteorological Organization

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations.       See this site for information on climate change and other issues

 

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'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator

'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Nearly all Americans will have to have health coverage starting in January, or pay a penalty.
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58 more missing in Hurricane Manuel's wake

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Mexican officials raised the death toll from Manuel to 80, but haven't yet counted the 58 people thought to be lost in a massive landslide after the storm became a hurricane.
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An Insider's View Of 19th-Century Paris

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"Charles Marville photographed Paris' transition from medieval hodgepodge to modern metropolis.  Marville made more than 425 photographs of the narrow streets and crumbling buildings of premodern Paris, including this view from the top of Rue Champlain in 1877-1878."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 1, 2013 12:34 PM

This NPR podcast adds some great insight into Charles Marville's 19th century photography currently on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  The urban transformations designed by Haussmann made Paris the global capital of modernity and the many cities around the world copied the principles of Haussmannization.  A photographic glimpse into Paris before and during these changes that brought about social upheaval is a marvelous tool for an historical geographic analysis of urbanization.  

   

Tags: urban, historical, Paris, placeFrancepodcastimages.

Kevin Barker's comment, October 6, 2013 11:38 AM
Little blurb at the top of the link for the gallery :) "Notice: During the federal government shutdown, the offices and all premises of the National Gallery of Art and its Sculpture Garden are closed to the public, and all public programs are canceled. Employees will not have access to their e-mail or voicemail accounts during the shutdown."
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2000 year old phalluses-obscene pagan symbos- Reveal Birth Date of Italian City : DNews

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Two phalluses engraved on a 2,000-year-old stone may provide scholars with the exact date of the foundation of the city of Aosta in northern Italy.

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Becoming Geographers

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BBC - Dimensions Try This Great Interactive Mapping System On Many Topics

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Try this site for many mapping topics and activity!

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Journey through a school day with kids around the world | World Vision

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New Pakistan quake island emits gas

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Visitors to an island that emerged from the sea off Pakistan during an earthquake on Tuesday say it emits flammable gases.
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Friday’s Food For Thought: Mapping Opportunity

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Map Reveals Connections Between Geography and Economic Mobility By Lindsay Tilton Academic economists from Harvard University and the University of Ca... (Very interesting.
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Watermark: Terrible beauty in an epic water journey - The Globe and Mail

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Watermark: Terrible beauty in an epic water journey
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As it has half a world away, too, at the Ogallala Aquifer, a massive underwater reservoir that supports farming operations in seven American states.
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Geography of Coffee - GIS Lounge

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Almost everything can be seen through the eyes of a geographer.  Take coffee, for example; to most people, coffee is a delicious beverage and nothing more.
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The map of coffee consumption is interesting......we just love our coffee!

I think Rhode Island has the most Dunkin Donuts per area size

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Floods in Colorado : Natural Hazards

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The flooded South Platte River covered roads and farmland when Landsat 8 acquired this image on September 17.
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Pakistan earthquake creates new island

Pakistan earthquake creates new island | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
The new mound of earth appears to be 20 to 40 feet high and 100 feet wide and rose out of the sea at a spot about 350 feet from the coast.
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