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Le Paper Globe – a DIY paper terrestrial globe

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Le Paper Globe is a template for a DIY terrestrial globe...

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GTAQ Conference 2012 presentation materials « Contour Education

GTAQ Conference 2012 presentation materials « Contour Education | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

GTAQ 2012 is over and I've compiled my presentations materials for the whole day into one blog post. Many thanks to the wonderful @geographynerd who busted out a great conference!

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Think GPS is cool? IPS will blow your mind

Think GPS is cool? IPS will blow your mind | Spatial in Schools | 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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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Thematic Maps With the National Geographic Map Maker

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Thematic Maps With the National Geographic Map Maker | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

This is a simple map maker tool, great for primary or middle school aged students or as a very early intro to spatial technologies in the classroom.


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Earthquake Map

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7 Absolutely Free iPhone GPS Navigation Apps

A lot of free GPS apps are present out there but the question is which ones are really really good? Many people use paid apps which are quite popular too, but today we have a list of free GPS apps that are really awesome to use.

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Google Earth for Educators

This is Google's own site for educators with a small collection of lesson plans and tutorials for using the software.


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Editorial: Visualisation Tools for Understanding Big Data

Editorial: Visualisation Tools for Understanding Big Data | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

I wish I had more time to do this sort of stuff. "I recently co-wrote an editorial (download the full version here) with Mike Batty (UCL CASA) in which we explored some of the current issues surrounding the visualisation of large urban datasets."


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Farm tech: GPS, GIS play increasing role at local farm operations

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Farm tech: GPS, GIS play increasing role at local farm operationsSturgis JournalThe day is coming when farmers won't have to spend time driving tractors to do field work.

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OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth!

OverlapMaps - Instantly compare any two places on Earth! | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
An OverlapMap is a map of one part of the world that overlaps a different part of the world. OverlapMaps show relative size.

 

The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania.  This is an very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper.  


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Michael Grant's comment, September 12, 2012 4:07 PM
This toll will and can provide a reliable mapping source to geographers everywhere. It is useful and fun. A neat way to learn cartography
Josiah Melchor's comment, September 12, 2012 11:31 PM
The OverlapMap is a very useful tool that will allow a user to compare different places and parts of the world. Having a more accurate size of a place is critical when comparing 2 or more places. I think that many users besides me will find this very convenient when other resources are not available.
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The above overlap map is the United Kingdom compared to the state of Pennsylvania.  This is a very simple way to demonstrate the true size of remote places, and 'bring the discussion home.'  This site is as simple and intuitive as it is powerful and easily applicable.  This is a keeper. 

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Google Maps Mania: Kenyan Demographics on Google Maps

Kenyan Demographics on Google Maps. Demographic Kenya is a really nice example of how to present geographical and demographic data using the Google Maps API and Fusion Tables. The application allows the user to ...
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Learning about Water with ArcGIS Online

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ESRI is the world leader in GIS (geographic information system) technology. This site features free GIS software, online mapping, online training, demos, data, software and service information, user scripts, and more. 

 

This learning module includes activities that analyze water (oceans, rivers, watersheds, wetlands, etc.) within an explicitly spatial context.  As the author of the module, Joseph Kerski states: "Water is a spatial subject: It easily moves among its solid, liquid, or gas phases on our planet. It flows through oceans, rivers, wetlands, glaciers, and through the hydrologic cycle at different rates.  Thus, the geographic perspective and GIS are useful to understanding water from local to global scales.  These activity use ArcGIS Online, a Web-based Geographic Information System (GIS).  No previous experience with GIS is necessary."


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This is truly amazing, the potential of all mankind! Imagery to the Crowd…early results | Disruptive Geo

This is truly amazing, the potential of all mankind! Imagery to the Crowd…early results | Disruptive Geo | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
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Le Paper Globe – a DIY paper terrestrial globe

Le Paper Globe – a DIY paper terrestrial globe | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
Le Paper Globe is a template for a DIY terrestrial globe...

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Earth-themed Bike Helmet

Earth-themed Bike Helmet | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

If anyone has alway wanted a hand-painted bike helmet/globe, this is your dream come true. 


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What's next for Google Maps? Check out the Streetview Backpack!

What's next for Google Maps? Check out the Streetview Backpack! | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
During its “next dimension” event this morning Google sought to convey to an audience of tech journalists and others how much effort, expense and care it has invested in Google Maps.

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SCO_quick_and_easy_web_maps_v1.1.pdf

This looks really useful, I'm going to have a crack at a fusion table!


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GIS and the Ill-Structured Problem

GIS and the Ill-Structured Problem | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
Educational research shows that students can learn both about content and about thinking strategies by working through what are known as “ill-structured” problems.

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40+ ideas on using Google Earth and Maps in the classroom « Digital Explorer

These are some teaching ideas to accompany the Digital Explorer presentations at the Playful Learning Zone at BETT this year. Come and see us to find out more.


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Teaching with Google Earth

Created by Glenn A. Richard, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University A Complete Guide to Using Google Earth in the Geoscience Classroom What is Google Earth? - provides Google Earth basics, including ...

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Contour Education Links

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Disclosure: My website, but love the write up! Contour Education aims to provide introductory and advanced training for educators in the field of spatial technologies (Google Earth, GIS, remote sensing, GPS and more) that cater to the specific needs of teachers today.

 

Excellent selection of GIS based links map editors, free applications and interactive maps.


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Typographic Sydney Suburbs map | Geopan

Typographic Sydney Suburbs map | Geopan | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

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Prison Map

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I am trying this in Australia......"What does the geography of incarceration in the US  look like?"


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ESRI removes paper saying many better off on dole - Irish Times

ESRI removes paper saying many better off on dole - Irish Times | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

Irish Times: ESRI removes paper saying many better off on dole. ESRI issued a statement last night saying the paper, The Costs of Working in Ireland, had been removed from its website because of “concern that the public could be misled...

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Apple's leaked Maps app images suggest new silver ... - Good Gear Guide

Apple's leaked Maps app images suggest new silver ... - Good Gear Guide | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
Digitaltrends.comApple's leaked Maps app images suggest new silver ...Good Gear GuideEarlier this month, we reported that Apple could be scrapping the Google Maps app from its iOS devices, in favour of its own mapping software.
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