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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | Geospatial Engineering | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:43 AM

July 1-3 mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and it seems only appropriate to share these rich, interactive resources to commemorate the event (this particular interactive feature uses an ESRI storymap template).  This fantastic example from the Smithsonian Magazine shows how history teaching and research can be benefited by using GIS with the example of Gettysburg.  Many student today visit the sites of the Battle of Gettysburg and get a greater appreciation of battle by getting a sense of the lay of the land and the  challenged confronting both armies.  National Geographic has additionally put together resources to display other Civil War battles.  GIS is not a tool that is just for geographers; any analysis that requires spatial analysis can be mapped. 


Tags: historicalwar, landscape, spatial, GIS, ESRI.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:46 AM

Looking for GIS integration into history classes?  Smithsonian has a great page using the Battle of Gettysburg.  

John Slifko's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:17 AM

the rent of the civil war 

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Intelligence analysis opportunities are growing, especially for those with an eye for maps. If your friends have ever referred to you as the 'human GPS,' a c...
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Mapping the world, one youtube clip at a time!

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Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS

Re-examining the Battle of Gettysburg with GIS | Geospatial Engineering | Scoop.it

"GIS has given us the chance to re-examine how the Civil War battle was won and lost." 


Via Seth Dixon
Todd Pollard's insight:

I really like this interactive map application.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 2, 2013 9:43 AM

July 1-3 mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and it seems only appropriate to share these rich, interactive resources to commemorate the event (this particular interactive feature uses an ESRI storymap template).  This fantastic example from the Smithsonian Magazine shows how history teaching and research can be benefited by using GIS with the example of Gettysburg.  Many student today visit the sites of the Battle of Gettysburg and get a greater appreciation of battle by getting a sense of the lay of the land and the  challenged confronting both armies.  National Geographic has additionally put together resources to display other Civil War battles.  GIS is not a tool that is just for geographers; any analysis that requires spatial analysis can be mapped. 


Tags: historicalwar, landscape, spatial, GIS, ESRI.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:46 AM

Looking for GIS integration into history classes?  Smithsonian has a great page using the Battle of Gettysburg.  

John Slifko's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:17 AM

the rent of the civil war 

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Technology and Adoption will Replace GIS Jobs - MapThis! Blog

Technology and Adoption will Replace GIS Jobs - MapThis! Blog | Geospatial Engineering | Scoop.it
The pattern of technological advancements and mass adoption will effect many of today's GIS jobs and professionals. How do you prepare for longevity in the industry?
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Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification

Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification | Geospatial Engineering | Scoop.it

"Recent news stories discussed why geography is important to an informed and engaged society.  To those of us in the geospatial profession, basic geography education is an essential foundation to encouraging young people to enter the workforce in surveying, photogrammetry, GIS and other disciplines in our field."


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Defining "geospatial" is still a convoluted mess.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:20 AM

While many in the geography education business bemoan student's lack of global awareness as a rationale for geography education, this is the key angle that I feel we should be pushing: the workforce.  We currently are not producing enough students with geospatial skills in the United States to fill the jobs (one of the problems with geography being classified as a social science).  Now that is a practical reason to support geography that non-geographers can understand.


Tags: labor, geospatial, edtech, geography education,

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:00 PM

In a world of information the knowledge of geography is lacking.

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Is "Peecycling" the Next Wave in Sustainable Living? - National Geographic

Is "Peecycling" the Next Wave in Sustainable Living? - National Geographic | Geospatial Engineering | Scoop.it
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