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Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

GeoTech Center and URISA Announce 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition

Des Plaines, Ill., Jan. 14, 2015—The GeoTech Center and URISA are pleased to announce the 2015 Undergraduate Geospatial Technology Skills Competition. The intent of the competition is to showcase the geospatial technology skills of U.S. undergraduate students. Competing students will create a project that utilizes geospatial technology to address a real-world problem. The student will then present the project and the resulting

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Blue Marble Creates New Global Mapper Academic Lab Curriculum for GIS Educators

Hallowell, Me., Oct. 28, 2014—Blue Marble Geographics is pleased to announce the availability of Global Mapper Academic Curriculum, a series of academic labs that are offered at no cost to schools and colleges that use Global Mapper in the classroom.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Northeastern University Achieves USGIF Academic Accreditation

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 8, 2014—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced the addition of the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies Master’s in Geographic Information Technology (GIT) program to the list of USGIF-accredited college and university programs. Students who take a select combination of classes within the program will receive USGIF’s Geospatial Intelligence Certificate.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Gamification of GIS Offers Career Boost for Geospatial Professionals

Gamification offers a career boost for geospatial professionals as the desire to create more realistic virtual worlds is requiring the application of geographic information systems (GIS). The gaming industry is relying on GIS for real-world datasets, which increases the need for trained GIS professionals.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The World at Their Fingertips: Engaging Students to Do Real-World Geographic Investigations

For the past 20 years, numerous enterprising primary and secondary educators have used GIS to engage their students in real-world investigations from local to global scale. GIS in education has recently received a tremendous boost through Esri’s participation in the White House’s ConnectEd initiative. Through the initiative, designed to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

White House Council on Environmental Quality and EPA Honor Student Leaders and Exceptional Teachers with Environmental Education Awards

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, announced the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators (PIAEE) and President’s Environmental Youth Award, (PEYA) recognizing outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education in their schools. In

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

UCLA Undergraduates Build a Cubesat on Campus

To conduct research on space weather, an enterprising group of UCLA undergraduates is manufacturing the first satellite built entirely on the UCLA campus.The Electron Loss and Fields Investigation CubeSat, or ELFIN, is a tiny satellite the size of a loaf of bread that still packs the scientific punch of significantly larger, more expensive satellites. When

Friday, August 8th, 2014

NEON Unveils Video Resources, Starting with “The Story of LiDAR Data”

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) present its first video in a series of multimedia resources. The Story of LiDAR Data provides a general overview of LiDAR data and highlights how LiDAR data is used to measure structural characteristics of trees.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Maps.com Launches “Field Trip Library” for K–12 Students

Education software publisher Maps.com has released its Field Trip Library series, which is powered by the Esri Story Map platform. Using this platform, students are introduced to fundamental geographic information system (GIS) concepts while exploring global culture, regional patterns, and major historical events through interactive maps. Field trips are enhanced with classroom materials such as videos,

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Esri Canada Launches GIS Centres of Excellence in Higher Education

Esri Canada, the leading provider of geographic information system (GIS) solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of its GIS Centres of Excellence initiative which is aimed at encouraging innovation in GIS research and promoting teaching excellence in spatial data management and analysis in higher education across Canada. Initially, there will be Centres at the University

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