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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SMART MAPS RELEASED | Tasmanian Times

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE SMART MAPS RELEASED | Tasmanian Times | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Tasmanian Times is a forum of discussion and dissent - a cheeky, irreverent challenge to the mass media’s obsession with popularity, superficiality and celebrity.
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Google Earth is fun on its own, but here’s how to make it even better

Google Earth is fun on its own, but here’s how to make it even better | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Love the idea of flying around Google Earth, but aren't sure where to start? Our handy how-to will help you learn all the ins and outs of the virtual globe.
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Melbourne Urban Forest Visual

Melbourne Urban Forest Visual | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
The City of Melbourne maintains more than 70,000 trees. This website enables you to explore this dataset and some of the challenges facing Melbourne’s Urban Forest.
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Quantarctica - Free GIS Data for QGIS - GIS Lounge

Quantarctica - Free GIS Data for QGIS - GIS Lounge | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
A QGIS specific free GIS dataset is available for downloading from the Quantarctica site (QGIS + Antarctica).  The GIS data contains geography, glaciology and geophysics data originally developed for in-house use at the the Norwegian Polar Institute.  Quantarctica was first released for public consumption in July of 2013 and there are plans to [...]
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11 Shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos

11 Shocking Google Earth Before-and-After Photos | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
“With Google Earth's sliding time-lapse tool, you'll see the shocking effects of bustling development, natural disasters, explosions and terror attacks.”
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Cool! Spot the differences
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GIS mapping helps Park District chart future - Aurora Beacon News

GIS mapping helps Park District chart future - Aurora Beacon News | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
“GIS mapping helps Park District chart future Aurora Beacon News GIS is the new wave in data collection worldwide across many industries and, for example, was a key tool in mapping out information for aid and relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy.”
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Neuroscience: Map the other brain - Nature.com

Neuroscience: Map the other brain - Nature.com | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
“Nature.com Neuroscience: Map the other brain Nature.com Several researchers have raised doubts about the project, cautioning that mapping the brain is a much more complex endeavour than mapping the human genome, and its usefulness more uncertain.”
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Google Earth Tour: Monarch Butterflies

Google Earth Tour: Monarch Butterflies | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
“Ari Daniel Shapiro, Eduardo Garcia Milagros, and Josh Kurz used Google Earth to tell the story of the Monarch Butterfly Migration. Transom asked this creative team to describe their process and the...”
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Minecraft player recreating Earth in 1:1500 scale

Minecraft player recreating Earth in 1:1500 scale | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Minecraft player lentebriesje is mapping and recreating the continents of Earth in a 1:1500 scale model.
Using a tool called WorldPainter, an interactive graphical map generator for Minecraft,...
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GIS in a Technology-Driven Future: Why GIS is important in education

GIS in a Technology-Driven Future: Why GIS is important in education. A presentation given to a GIS conference. How can universities and students prepare for the future? How can GIS play a key role in a student's career path?
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Official Google Blog: Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth

Official Google Blog: Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
RT @CanGeoEdu: MT: @JamesGIS What is the Economic Impact of #Geo Services? #Careers #k12curriculum #geospatial #geoint #geography #gis http://t.co/6LO3E3cp
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Google Maps the Grand Canyon With 9,500 Panoramas

Google Maps the Grand Canyon With 9,500 Panoramas | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Now you can get a taste of what it's like to experience the breathtaking wonder of the Grand Canyon, right from your computer chair.
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Google Releases Earth 7 With New 3D Image Data - Tom's Guide

Google Releases Earth 7 With New 3D Image Data - Tom's Guide | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Releases Earth 7 With New 3D Image DataTom's GuideGoogle released a major update for Earth. Now in version 7, the application comes with sightseeing tours as well as new 3D imagery that replaces Earth's legacy 3D image data.
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Mapping Nepal: Disaster Response in the Digital Age

Mapping Nepal: Disaster Response in the Digital Age | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Red Cross and OpenStreetMap volunteers are now mapping areas in Nepal after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on Saturday.
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Great OpenStreet mapping
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Google Maps Engine lite Tutorial - YouTube

Google's Maps Engine gives teachers and students a great, user-friendly tool for creating sophisticated customized maps.
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Great tutorial which clearly explains how to use Google Maps Engine. Good instruction of all the key elements of Maps Engine to get teachers and students started.

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Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
VideoToday Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after Google acquired CIA-funded Keyhole [...]
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A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth

A Step by Step Guide to Creating A Virtual Field Trip Using Google Earth | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it

Via Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)
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Google Earth offers incredible before and after shots of landscapes hit by ... - imaging resource

Google Earth offers incredible before and after shots of landscapes hit by ... - imaging resource | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
“Google Earth offers incredible before and after shots of landscapes hit by ...”
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Mapping websites reveal just how stupid it is to geotag your tweets - Wired.co.uk

Mapping websites reveal just how stupid it is to geotag your tweets - Wired.co.uk | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
“Mapping websites reveal just how stupid it is to geotag your tweets Wired.co.uk Two new websites, GeoSocial Footprint and Ready or Not, aim to solve this awareness problem by letting users see the location data they are broadcasting to the world...”
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How Do You Determine Accuracy in Mapping?

How Do You Determine Accuracy in Mapping? | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
All maps are wrong. Get used to it! Maps are an abstraction of the real world and as such only approximate reality. Each layer of orthos or LiDAR data comprises dozens, if not millions, of measurements about location.
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High Above Earth, Satellites Help Direct Ground-Breaking Development Work

High Above Earth, Satellites Help Direct Ground-Breaking Development Work | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
A space-based partnership between the World Bank and the European Space Agency is opening up new frontiers in international development.
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Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new ...

Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new ... | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Hate flying? Google Earth could keep you visiting attractions anyway for the next, oh, rest of your life or so, thanks to 100000-plus new tours it just.
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In praise of maps that fold - Los Angeles Times

In praise of maps that fold - Los Angeles Times | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
In praise of maps that fold
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Once Jerusalem was at the center of world maps, but now it is always us at the center, usually trying to get somewhere with our hand-held technology.
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Our Digitized Earth: A world map of Google Street View coverage - Washington Post

Our Digitized Earth: A world map of Google Street View coverage - Washington Post | Spatial technology in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google Street View, a Google maps function that gives a ground-level, stereoscopic view of your local roads, has grown exponentially since its 2007 launch.
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