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Logging and Mudslides

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In recent decades the state allowed logging — with restrictions — on the plateau above the Snohomish County hillside that collapsed in last weekend’s deadly mudslide.

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Battling Blight: Detroit Maps Entire City To Find Bad Buildings

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The high-tech project would help officials decide which abandoned buildings can be demolished.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 19, 5:36 AM

This crowd-sourced mapping project is an great example of how a community can work together (using geospatial technologies and geographic thinking) to mitigate some of the more pressing issues confronting the local neighborhoods.  Many optimists have argued that Detroit has "good bones" to rebuild the city, but it needs to built on as smaller scale.  This project helps to assess what is being used by residents and should stay, and what needs to go.  Want to explore some of the data yourself?  See Data Driven Detroit.      

 

Tagsurban, unit 7 cities, housing, economic, povertyplace, socioeconomic, neighborhoodmapping, GIS, geospatial.


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Anne Kelly Knowles Uses GIS Tools to Re-Write History

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The American Ingenuity Award winner is using geographic information systems to map history's most iconic landscapes
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mapping the past using GIS..

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Esri Training | Teaching with GIS: Introduction to Using GIS in the Classroom

Today's students embrace technology outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, technology is an excellent tool to engage students inside the classroom as well.
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Free professioinal development, online exercise , teacher driven. Well done.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 7, 2013 8:38 AM

This is a free online three hour course that introduces teachers to the use of GIS.

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Free .Today's students embrace technology outside the classroom, and, when used effectively, technology is an excellent tool to engage students inside the classroom as well. This course presents strategies for integrating GIS to support instruction, discussion, and extended learning on any topic. You will learn how to create and use GIS maps as a framework for understanding the geographic context of current and historical events and phenomena and exploring issues of interest to your local community. Many practical ideas for GIS activities that enhance student learning and critical thinking skills are shared.
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Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:14 AM

Geography Resource

Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:46 PM

Intresting and useful!

 

Juan Daniel Castillo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:33 AM

Great!

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Google Maps Engine

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"Google Maps Engine makes it easy for you to create beautiful maps, share them with others, and reach your audience no matter where they are. It's built on the same platform that provides Google services to millions of people worldwide, so your users have a consistent and familiar experience wherever they are."


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Johani Karonen's curator insight, May 8, 2013 1:08 AM

I love maps! Let's se what this little darling can do.

JoseMªRiveros's comment, May 8, 2013 7:06 AM
useful!
Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:51 PM

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Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt

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Although these were designed specifically for GIS day during Geography Awareness Week, these 2 excellent map-based treasure hunts from ESRI are great any time of year.  The answer to the question will only pop up in you are zoomed in the the right region (SHIFT + Make a box = Zoom to area).  These links will take you to the World Cities quiz and also to the Mountains quiz.


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Steven Flis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 7:28 AM

Fun quiz, pretty easy with basic worldly knowledge. Also if you just scroll in close enough then scroll across the page it would then show up to you, which is good for learning incase you had no clue what the answer is. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:53 AM

This is great! Thanks.

Ryan Amado's comment, September 11, 2013 11:19 AM
Challenging and fun. You can sometimes get carried away exploring
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Problem-Based Learning with GIS

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In the Mid-Morning Plenary Session of the ESRI User Conference, it was apparent that students can learn in meaningful ways by applying GIS to real-world situations. 

 

Tags: GIS, edtech, GeographyEducation.


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Intro to Geospatial Technologies for K-12

"Trying to get middle and high school students interested in careers in science and technology? This video is the first in a series targeted at students to show the what's on the cutting edge..."

Geospatial technologies explained simply, showing the potential jobs in geography.


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GIS student's comment, November 17, 2011 10:12 AM
This video shows how GIS systems can integrated into the curriculum of K-12 students. Pretty much every subject discussed in these curriculums can be expressed with geospatial technologies. For example a science class can use maps that represent different data sets such as areas prone to volcanos, areas prone to hurricanes, and other natural disaster locations. A history class can use maps to represent different historical battles. The possibilities are endless, but the main goal is to introduce GIS at a younger age because it is a fast growing topic.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 17, 2011 10:17 AM
GIS should NOT just be the private domain of professors and govt. employees...the applications are endless.
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Unit 1

 

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GIS Education: New Series of GPS-to-GIS Videos

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This is from Esri's education team, especially Joseph Kerski.  Have you wanted to use GPS data on GIS but thought it's too hard?  This will coach you through the process.  "I have created a new series of videos on the Esri Education Team’s YouTube Channel and on my geography channel that describes the process of gathering field data with GPS and mapping and analyzing it with GIS in educational contexts."


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Webinar:Top 5 Skills for a GIS Career

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On Tues., Sept. 27, Dr. Joseph Kerski, education manager for Esri, and Dr.

 

This is an excellent webinar to share with students considering a possible career in Geography and GIS. 


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The Power of the Map | Esri Insider

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You would have loved to be a part of this conference. I think this blog wil help you understand how much I learned.

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Esri Thematic Atlas

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The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 21, 2013 2:04 PM

ESRI is moving towards creating a dynamic, authorative, living digital atlas and empowering users to create their own.  See this great political map of 2008 U.S. presidential election that is a part of the altas; it goes far beyond simple blue and red states.  StoryMaps are also democratizing the mapping process.  Explore these excellent examples of storymaps (Endangered Languages and top 10 physical landforms). 


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech.

JMSS_Geography Resources's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:20 PM

The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 1:53 AM

First unit is based on maps and atlases.  Want to build a range of resources.

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Great Web Maps


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Outstanding... and beautiful map stories.

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Mrs. Howard's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:14 AM

Geography Resource

Magnus Gustafsson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 12:46 PM

Intresting and useful!

 

Juan Daniel Castillo's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:33 AM

Great!

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Essays on Geography and GIS


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 2, 2013 1:12 PM

This set of 19 short essays (around 3-4 pages each) is a great supplemental text.  I am eager to read them and other resources in the ESRI library.  


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.

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Where Does Your Water Come From?

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This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get there water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question.  A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it.  This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water.  This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share geospatial data with a wider audience.  

 

Tags: GIS, water, fluvial, environment, ESRI, pollution, development, consumption, resources, mapping, environment depend, cartography, geospatial. 


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water is a resource we all depend on. Some of my best studies were on local Chesapeake Bay issues.

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Nic Hardisty's comment, October 15, 2012 6:01 AM
I was definitely unaware of where my drinking water came from. This is nice, user-friendly map... Hopefully it gets updated regularly, as it will be interesting to see how these sources change over time.
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What is GIS?

This is a brief introduction to what geographic information systems are.  This is not a tutorial on how to use it, but a conceptual overview on the potential uses and applications for GIS.  

 

Tags: GIS, video, Unit 1 GeoPrinciples, geospatial, mapping and location.


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ArcGIS Explorer (Free GIS software)

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Esri is the world leader in GIS (geographic information system) modeling and mapping software and technology.

 

Not the full blown 10.0 GIS software package, it's a viewer.  But it is a free download that might fit some of your tight budgets. 


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Grammie's comment, September 23, 2011 1:30 PM
Sounds great
Seth Dixon's comment, September 23, 2011 3:04 PM
It is. I believe that they even have a one designed for the iPad.