Students in the Minneapolis area have a golden opportunity to connect with educators and industry users of Open Source GIS software next week at the FOSS4G NA 2013 Conference.
From OpenGeo: May 24th is a free entry day for sponsor presentation tracks and a code sprint. You must register separately for this day! We'd love to have you join us at the FREE sponsor day with @opengeo and @radiantblue , but registration is required! http://foss4gna.eventbrite.com
The Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) has established the ILGISA Scholarship Fund to help students working toward a degree in Geography, GIS, or related discipline. This scholarship is funded through donations from private individuals, organizations, and other funding activities of ILGISA. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be distributed annually at the Fall ILGISA meeting.
HSU decided to revamp their entire GIS curriculum with the announcement of the GTCM in June 2010. The impact of this change is enormous and impacts their entire GIS curriculum across the campus. Read the HSU press release .
The University of Maine at Machias will be offering GIS 204 Introduction to GPS during May Term, May 20-24 (see the course description below). It's a five-day intensive course that gives students a working knowledge of the Global Positioning System and its use. The course includes lots of hands-on field time, as well as hands-on practice at using GPS data with computer mapping software. We have recently... More
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This 16 hour mini-course will take the form of a Massive Open Online Course that explores the definition of spatial literacy, the use of spatial literacy to increase critical thinking skills across the curriculum, the use of introductory geospatial technology in your discipline area and the building of digital maps with simple tools such as Google Earth, Quantum GIS, and indiemapper. Secondary... More
While researching the Internet for a forthcoming article on GIS education, I stumbled across what is one of the most dynamic and useful websites for searching for GIS education programs anywhere. The information appears accurate on a cursory level. It's perhaps more interesting to academics, but students may find it useful as well.
Rachael Kornak, GISP, has created a new website to engage, inform and educate young GIS professionals on tips to improve their career opportunities and professional practice. She describes the purpose of GeoPivot as "Once upon a time, GIS professional development was only available in black and white. Websites were boring, bland, and filled with geo-jargon. There was no place... More
The GeoTech Center at Del Mar College is engaged in a collaborative effort between colleges, universities, and industry to expand the geospatial workforce. This mini-course will take the form of a Massive Open Online Course that explores the definition of spatial literacy, the use of spatial literacy to increase critical thinking skills across the curriculum, the use of introductory geospatial technology... More