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Google Street View Now Lets You Explore The Amazon Jungle Via Zip-Line

Google Street View Now Lets You Explore The Amazon Jungle Via Zip-Line | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
If you've ever fancied flying through the Amazon jungle, then there's good news because Google's got your back. Virtually speaking.

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Using BatchGeo

"Quick 1 minute tutorial on using BatchGeo to create a map. This example shows copying data straight from Wikipedia and mapping, but you can also use spreadsheets, databases, or any other tab delimited dataset."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:58 PM

BatchGeo is incredibly easy to use mapping platform...think of it as GIS-lite.  If you have a spreadsheet full of point data, you can make a map with your own data.  


Tags mapping, 201, CSV, edtech.


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A Landsat Flyby

"The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of the Earth's surface, and continues to deliver both visually stunning and scientifically valuable images of our planet. This short video (download here) highlights Landsat's many benefits to society."

 

Tags: remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.


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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:00 PM

another great bit of info from Seth

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Environmental change at a variety of scales 

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GE Teach

"Overview video for GE Teach http://geteach.com/maps."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 12, 2014 3:51 PM

GE Teach is a powerful mapping platform that harnesses the power of Google Earth into a user-friendly format.  I've you've ever wanted multiple maps on the screen to compare and contrast, this is great tool.  Designed by an APHG teacher, this is a great way to bring geospatial technologies into the classroom.  With multiple data layers of physical and human geography variables, this becomes an interactive globe.  Click here for the video tutorial.  


Tags: googlemapping, virtual tours, geospatialAPHG, edtech.

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Teaching Geography in the 21st Century: A New Online Course | GIS Education Community

Teaching Geography in the 21st Century: A New Online Course | GIS Education Community | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
Teaching Geography in the 21st Century: A New Online Course

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Public Cemeteries and GIS

Public Cemeteries and GIS | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
How to search for graves in the town of sylvan lakes lakeview cemetery.

 

This is a tangible example of public GIS data being used to help the community know more about it's history.  What type of project could you do make with this kind of data?  How could a cemetery be the nexus for a interdisciplinary project?       


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Satellites Are Now Cleared to Take Photos at Mailbox-Level Detail

Satellites Are Now Cleared to Take Photos at Mailbox-Level Detail | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
The Department of Commerce just lifted a ban on satellite images that showed features smaller than 20 inches. The nation's largest satellite imaging firm, Digital Globe, asked the government to lift the restrictions and can now sell images showing details as small as a foot. A few inches may seem slight, but this is actually a big deal.

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Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, July 26, 2014 1:10 AM

 

Une concurrence redoutable pour les drones d'observation et de guidage. Avec quelques questions sur les dérives potentielles (donc probables) en matière de vie privée...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 6:58 PM

APHG-U1

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Unit 1

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Fly Around The World With This Map of Drone-Recorded Videos

Fly Around The World With This Map of Drone-Recorded Videos | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
Ever wish you could pick a place on the planet and instantly have a drone's-eye view? Well, now you can.

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Google Street View Pulls Its First Cruise Ship Aboard

Google Street View Pulls Its First Cruise Ship Aboard | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
 Google has added the first sea vessel to Street View’s roster of panoramically surveilled and stitched places, with a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship getting 20,000 close ups so that armchair surfers can take a virtual tour of the...

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Google Maps Smarty Pins

Google Maps Smarty Pins | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

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flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 2014 10:33 AM

This is really good fun - I got gold (14/15) not sure how many miles though!

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:54 AM

An interesting way to get anyone interacting with Google Maps...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 2014 7:42 PM

APHG-MAPS

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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many na

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, January 7, 2014 4:21 AM

Investigating places all over the world...similar and different to my place! Need a passport? Check out the Australian passport template also on this Scoop it site...��

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GIS in the History Classroom

GIS in the History Classroom | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it

"I have had a number of requests for copies of GIS in the History Classroom in a format other than iBooks. I have just completed an internet version of the book that works on Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:17 PM

GIS is not just for geography classes; spatial thinking and spatial data management can help students learn a variety of subjects including history.  This free ebook will help history teachers to see how to unlock the power of Geographic Information Systems. 


Tagsmappinghistorical, GIS, geospatial, edtech.

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 9, 2014 2:38 PM
Great,than you!!!!
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Changing The World, One Map At A Time

Maps have always been a source of fascination and intrigue. Today's maps, however, can also help to save lives during disasters, document human rights abuses and monitor elections in countries under repressive rule. This presentation will explain how today's live maps can combine crowds and clouds to drive social change.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 20, 2014 1:03 PM

On this Thanksgiving, I want to remind this community that geospatial skills can be used to help othersWant to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are hardest hit by natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets made by people like you and me. 


Tagsdisasters, mapping, cartographyTED201, video.

Jon Olaizola's curator insight, November 28, 2014 11:55 AM

You can help!

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 28, 2014 2:47 PM

Tedx

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A Landsat Flyby

"The Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of the Earth's surface, and continues to deliver both visually stunning and scientifically valuable images of our planet. This short video (download here) highlights Landsat's many benefits to society."

 

Tags: remote sensing, geospatial, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.


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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:00 PM

another great bit of info from Seth

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Environmental change at a variety of scales 

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Using Google Earth to Track Down Criminals

Authorities use Google Earth to crack down on illegal activities.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 23, 2014 8:48 PM

This is an old clip, but a useful platform to discuss the ethics involved in using geospatial technologies, the expectations of privacy and issues of governance.  This could also be used to discuss urban political geography and principles of planning.  What are the limits to the legal and ethical uses of technologies?


Tags: google, mapping, geospatial.

Giselle Figueroa's curator insight, September 28, 2014 8:19 PM

I think this is a good tool to the authorities to keep a eye on criminal people. Some people may feel that some one is always watching you because of these, but lets see the good side, this could help the police to find criminals or illegals activities. In my opinion these is a good idea.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 27, 2014 11:51 AM

Using geographic technology to catch criminals seems like a great use of technology in the digital age. But this is a massive breach of privacy on a global scale. Now with satellite imagery, there is fewer and fewer geographic factors that allow for privacy. No longer can someone move into the woods for solitude, in the past geography could be used as a way to isolate oneself from others, now with technology like "google earth", the globe has become easier to monitor all landscapes and areas. People will have to ask themselves how much they are willing to sacrifice in terms of security. If being monitored everywhere you go means less dangerous activities taking place it may be worth the risk, but we are putting a lot of faith in the fact that those in charge of these technologies will use them responsibly. 

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Digital mapping uncovers ‘super henge’ that dwarfed Stonehenge

Digital mapping uncovers ‘super henge’ that dwarfed Stonehenge | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it

"Every summer solstice, tens of thousands of people throng to Stonehenge, creating a festival-like atmosphere at the 4,400-year-old stone monument. For the 2015 solstice, they will have a bit more room to spread out. A just-completed four-year project to map the vicinity of Stonehenge reveals a sprawling complex that includes 17 newly discovered monuments and signs of a 1.5-kilometre-around ‘super henge’.

The digital map — made from high-resolution radar and magnetic and laser scans that accumulated several terabytes of data — shatters the picture of Stonehenge as a desolate and exclusive site that was visited by few, says Vincent Gaffney, an archaeologist at the University of Birmingham, UK, who co-led the effort."

 

Tags: Mapping, geospatial, remote sensing, landscape.


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Renata Hill's comment, September 16, 2014 5:14 PM
Fascinating. Thank you for posting!
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What is the Difference Between a Heat Map and a Hot Spot Map? - GIS Lounge

What is the Difference Between a Heat Map and a Hot Spot Map? - GIS Lounge | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
While they look similar and the terms are often used interchangeably, heat maps and hot spot maps are not identical processes.  Both processes are used to visualize geographic data in order to show areas where a higher density or cluster of activity occurs.  For both types of spatial analysis, a [...]

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Think GPS is cool? IPS will blow your mind

Think GPS is cool? IPS will blow your mind | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
For all of its awesome applications, GPS has two fundamental flaws: It doesn't work indoors, and it can't really detect altitude. An Indoor Positioning System would fix that -- and introduce some seriously awesome applications.

 

Geolocation was listed as one of the important growth industries for the future (it also is a way to reassure students that the their are jobs for geography majors).  The IPS isn't quite here, but it's hard to imagine that is too far away. 


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Matt E.'s comment, August 27, 2012 11:12 AM
This is pretty cool, i never thought of having a gps inside large buildings like malls
Jesse G's comment, August 27, 2012 11:24 AM
This would be very helpful when traveling to large indoor tourist attractions. Especially if you are with a group of people in a large museum and you get spilt up, you can locate each other easier.
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Maps - Compare maps with... Map Compare

Maps - Compare maps with... Map Compare | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
Map Compare shows you different maps from OpenStreetMap, Google, Bing, Mapquest, Esri, Nokia and others side by side. A service by BBBike.org

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Become Instantly Addicted to This Google Maps Geography Trivia Game - CityLab

Become Instantly Addicted to This Google Maps Geography Trivia Game - CityLab | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
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Become Instantly Addicted to This Google Maps Geography Trivia Game
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We've played quite a few great Google Maps-based games in the last year.

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Spatialworlds: The app opportunity for the geography classroom

Spatialworlds: The app opportunity for the geography classroom | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
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Plug and Play Maps - Just Add Data

Plug and Play Maps - Just Add Data | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it
Plug and Play Maps - Just Add Data

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 8:06 AM

As the name implies, the whole point of Plug and Play Maps is to make it as simple as possible to put maps on your web pages. There are just two quick steps you need to take to get your maps going. Once you have your maps in place, you may want to explore the How To topics to learn about more easy ways to enhance the appearance and usefulness of your maps. Happy mapping!

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:58 AM

Create interactive thematic maps to show data. 

 

Use Plug and Play Maps to

create your interactive thematic map and legend automaticallywork with your data in many formatsmap as many datasets as you like - each one gets its own appearance, legend, and control
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Australian Passport Template - Kids can go anywhere! - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Australian Passport Template - Kids can go anywhere! - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it

Summary: This document can be used to provide students with their very own Australian Passport. It can be used to support many learning areas and activities within the classroom.


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, January 3, 2014 7:31 AM
Great resource for Australia Day activities and/or travel/intercultural discussions...
Hoolee Nan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:18 PM

A good template for hosting geography related games! Looks so real!

Irene Ovchinnikov's curator insight, July 25, 2014 12:23 AM

A template of an Australian passport which can be used for visiting famous landmarks etc.

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A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Spatial Education and technology | Scoop.it

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, February 21, 2014 6:35 PM
Nothing bests the 'active' process of learning outside the classroom...but if you can't get out of the classroom for fieldtrips? Try this...