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Obama asks a question at 2012 National Geographic Bee

The importance of Geography (00:40sec) 2012 National Geographic Bee, Courtesy of National Geographic Channel.

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Maps of the Future

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A 1989 prediction about portable GPS devices was right on the money...

 

As technology continues to speed ahead, how we interact with maps will keep evolving.  This is a thoughtful blog post that spectulates about the future of mapping. 


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In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of GIS, GPS, and mapping, because it indicates that technology will continue to play a significant role in morphing the utility and function of maps in the future.

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Innovations in Campus Mapping

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Tony Hirst (@psychemedia) goes through some great examples of campus maps that give a little bit extra.


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Geographical Association - Gapminder and Worldmapper

Geographical Association - Gapminder and Worldmapper | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.


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MapMaker Interactive

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NGs MapMaker Interactive, a simple intro to spatial tech. "Use our tools to explore the world, learn about human and physical patterns, and make your own maps."

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Spatialworlds

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A great blog all about geography from teacher, President of the Australian Geography Teachers' Assocaitaion and all-round nice guy Malcolm McInerney. Don't miss his regular updates, I mean it!

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Google Maps Mania: German Bike Routes on Google Maps

Naviki is a German bike route application. The application uses Google Maps with OpenStreetMap cycling route data to help cyclists find the shortest or most cycle friendly route between two locations.
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Google Maps Mania: Rebuilding L'Aquila with Google Maps

In 2009 an earthquake in the Italian city of L'Aquila caused the death of 308 people and damaged many of the town's historically important buildings. Noi L'Aquila is a Google Map developed by Google in partnership with the ...
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EdGIS: Student Data Mapper

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RT @deepseadawn: Check out The Student Data Mapper on http://t.co/pS7Ap6uQ via@josephkerski #gis #STEM...
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Iran to sue Google for dropping Persian Gulf name from maps

Iran to sue Google for dropping Persian Gulf name from maps | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran says it will sue Google over dropping the name of the Persian Gulf on Google Maps. The threat comes after the famous search engine left the body of water between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula nameless on its online map service.
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Movement in Manhattan

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I'm usually loathe to post American stuff (no offence, you're just all over the internet already......) but this map automatically inspired ideas in my mind. Imagine a school equivalent? 


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NASA Earth Observatory - Vegetation Index

The NDVI (Normalized Digital Vegetation Index) is on of the primary methods for detecting healthy vegetation using satellite imagery.  This also serves as a useful way to distinguish between distinct ecological and agricultural regions and the temporal patterns of planting seasons.  

 

This video was found on a site titled "Explorations in agricultural research" with many great links http://zerogravitygardening.blogspot.com/


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New major in Spatial Science degrees at USQ - Spatial Source

Spatial SourceNew major in Spatial Science degrees at USQSpatial SourceUSQ Faculty of Engineering and Surveying is launching an urban and regional planning major in the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Spatial Science.
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How Can Geography Education be Profitable?

A short film on geo-literacy, knowing geography, and how it can make one a more profitable employee.

 

Instead of focusing on global and citizenship benefits,  this clip shows the marketable skills that geographic education gives students.  To read the transcript, and for added context, see: http://www.geographictravels.com/2012/05/geo-literacy-videos-by-national.html?goback=.gde_53689_member_115360670


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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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Oakland Crimespotting Heat Maps

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Nowhere near me but looks very cool.


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SHOW®/WORLD - A New Way To Look At The World

SHOW®/WORLD - A New Way To Look At The World | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
Learn about the world by changing the familiar map. Select a subject from the top menu and watch the map resize. A countrys total area no longer represents land mass, but items relevant to the subject (i.e.

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Geospatial Revolution Project | A Public Media Project

Geospatial Revolution Project | A Public Media Project | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

This is how you show people what spatial technologies are - awesome! @A web-based serial release and outreach program that will educate viewers about the location-based technologies and geospatial information, and the inherent challenges that these technologies pose to privacy, the marketplace, national security, and...

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Geographic tool improves school planning - ITWeb

Geographic tool improves school planning - ITWeb | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
Geographic tool improves school planningITWebEducation MEC Donald Grant on Friday launched the Geographic Information System (GIS) for Infrastructure Planning.
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Telling Stories with Google Maps

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Still in beta, but I've registered........will report back when I get my invite. Story and Narrative Meograph is an interesting new narrative tool for telling stories with the Google Earth browser plug-in and Google Maps. The application is currently in beta testing (you can apply for beta ...

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Hungry Tiger Talk: Map of Oz Monday - The Wonderland Map

Hungry Tiger Talk: Map of Oz Monday - The Wonderland Map | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it
The map is quite beautiful - Walt Spouse has based the map very closely on the 1914/1920 Wogglebug map but he has added a decorated border using his character designs from the comic-strip. There is a new legend at ...
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Map of Life

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By bringing together all types of information about species distributions, providing model-based integration, and providing a system for users to build upon our knowledge, the Map of Life project hopes to support our community in understanding and...
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A List of Recommended Tools on Datavisualization.ch

A List of Recommended Tools on Datavisualization.ch | Spatial in Schools | Scoop.it

If only I didn't have a job, this site would be my life. Some amazing tools here, prticularly the mapping apps.


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

Get some inspiration for your assault on the Googles!


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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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