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CfP African Urbanism with Chinese Characteristics? American Association of Geographers annual meeting Session ID April 5-9 2017, Boston, MA Session organizers: Seth Schindler (University of Sheffield, UK) and Tom Goodfellow (University of Sheffield, UK) China’s longstanding relationship with Africa has intensified in recent years, and this session focuses on the influence this has had on African cities. While there is an emergent body of scholarship on China-Africa relations, most of this research has focused on geopolitics, foreign aid and investment, rural land acquisition and resource extraction. While there has been scant...
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Each month we'll feature at least one GeoMentor volunteer, learning more about them and the wonderful and enthusiastic talent available in our GeoMentor community to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications for their classrooms. Read about our currently featured member of the community below, or check out previously featured GeoMentors by using the navigation links on the right. If you are interested in being featured, go here for more information . We are excited to learn more about our GeoMentor community members! If you aren't a GeoMentor yet, we'd love to have you participate ! February 2016 GeoMentor Spotlight...
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City/State of School, School District, or Group: Kemmerer, Wyoming Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: 7 Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with (if applicable): Creating an editable interactive map using ArcGIS Online. This interactive map mapped the parks in the Kemmerer area and used the attributes of # of slides, swings, and picnic tables to help the students determine which park is best for a sibling that prefers slides over swings. The students did the editing and filling out of attributes. After the map was setup, we used ArcGIS Online templates and I allowed the...
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Dear GISSG Colleagues, Hope your 2016 is off to a great start. AAG elections will begin voting on Monday January 11. I would like to encourage support for Dr. Dan Griffith for Vice President. Dan is one of leading geographers on spatial statistics. His research has profound impacts in Geography and GIS. Expanding Geography and GIS to other disciplines, he received honors of fellow status from American Statistical Association, Regional Science Association International, Spatial Econometrics Association, University of Cambridge, and Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His AAG bio and personal statement are available at http://www.aag.org/cs/about_aag/governance/elections/2016/candidates_for_vice_president#griffith...
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To both document program activity and learn from the efforts of our volunteers, we invite our GeoMentors to submit their experiences as program case studies through this online form . Interested in being a GeoMentor? Check out our program website or sign up today ! GeoMentor Name : Lisa H. City/State of School, School District, or Group : Conway, South Carolina Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: Coaching educators of 6th-12th grade students Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with: Subjects which can be taught through a GIS curriculum (including history, geometry,...
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To both document program activity and learn from the efforts of our volunteers, we invite our GeoMentors to submit their experiences as program case studies through this online form . Interested in being a GeoMentor? Check out our program website or sign up today ! GeoMentor Name : Nicole M. City/State of School, School District, or Group : Schools throughout the State of Delaware Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: 5th grade Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with: Geography, Social Studies Approximately how many students were engaged in GIS activities...
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To both document program activity and learn from the efforts of our volunteers, we invite our GeoMentors to submit their experiences as program case studies through this online form . Interested in being a GeoMentor? Check out our program website or sign up today ! GeoMentor: Lindsay B. City/State of School, School District, or Group: Saint Petersburg, Florida Grade level of students you or your educator collaborator work/worked with: 9-11 Subject/topic of class/group you assisted your collaborator with: AP Human Geography Approximately how many students were engaged...
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Check out the amazing work done by the students of Sonora Elementary in Springdale, Arkansas! They have had the chance to learn about spatial technology for both business and scientific application. http://video.esri.com/watch/3665/connecting-gis-with-education
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Each month, we'll feature at least one GeoMentor volunteer, learning a bit more about them to continue to build the GeoMentor community and show the talent and enthusiasm available to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications in their classrooms. If you are interested in being featured, please contact geomentors@aag.org . This month's GeoMentor Spotlight is Joseph Becker an Advisor/Advocate for GIS Scholars! Name: Joseph Becker Position/Job and Affiliation (or Student Level and University) : Advisor/Advocate for GIS Scholars What was your favorite...
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Each month, we'll feature at least one GeoMentor volunteer, learning a bit more about them to continue to build the GeoMentor community and show the talent and enthusiasm available to assist K-12 schools with GIS and geography applications in their classrooms. If you are interested in being featured, please contact geomentors@aag.org . This month's GeoMentor Spotlight is Allison Hunt from duPont Manual High School and the University of Louisville ! Name: Allison Hunt Position/Affiliation: AP Human Geography Teacher at duPont Manual High School and Curriculum & Instruction PhD student at the University...
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First of all, thanks for signing up! We appreciate your initiative to help introduce GIS and geography into K-12 education across the country and are happy to have you as part of our community! What should you do next? ….Follow these 5 steps! Know the ropes . If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to learn about the Esri ConnectED Initiative and the GeoMentors program built to support it. Click here . Know the resources . Before pursuing a volunteer opportunity, take a moment to browse the training and curriculum materials readily available to you. These may be helpful to you and are...
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Observation is foundational to the human race. We learn, we change, we are who we are because of what we learn from our observation both insitu observation, when we live an experience and passive observation, when we learn from others experience . In the last few weeks I have been reading the book "Building Earth Observation Cameras" by George Joseph. In the discussion of how light is captured and recorded for observation he considered briefly aberration of light, as it enters the camera equipment, which gave me pause to think about aberration of observation especially in mapping, more deeply. aberration n., A deviation...
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Spring has sprung and out my window mocking birds are singing and trees have both flowers and buds and even a few small green leaves. But spring in my small corner of the earth is probably most apparent in the change in water. From my 8th story bump-out window, I watched the Mississippi River rise 32 feet (2 feet below flood stage for Memphis) this past week. The agricultural fields on the Arkansas side of the river across from Tom Lee Park in Memphis, which I look every day, were completely under water. It is apparent in the sheer speed and power that cause that kind of change in a river that words to describe some of the results...
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In Abstract Machine , GIS technology is employed to interpret, analyze, and visualize literary, historical, and philosophical texts. Charles Travis's study shows how mapping language patterns, fictional landscapes, geographic spaces, and philosophical concepts helps support critical analysis. Travis bases his interpretive model upon the ancient Greek and Roman practice of geographia , and applies it to works by authors including Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien, and James Joyce. Travis illustrates how scholars in the humanities can experiment with GIS to create visualizations that support and illustrate their critical analysis of humanities...
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During the Christmas break I was part of a discussion within Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Society) about terms of old measurement. This got me to thinking again about how important it is that the measuring sticks we use in life and in mapping are not just assumed but also considered and questioned. But what STOOD OUT in that discussion is how these terms change over time. Here are a few terms to mull over: acre n., Meas., A unit of area in the English system of measure, defined as 10 square chains (1 chain is 4 rods or 66 feet). It is exactly equal to 43,560 square feet or 4,840 square yards and is approximately equal to 4046.8564224...
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I am hosting a f ree Webinar for ASPRS, p lease join us.... GEOBYTE Date: 1/30/2015, 1pm Eastern Relationship of and Transformations Between Most Common Reference Frames used in the U.S To register, click here . Abstract: This presentation will cover the relationship of and transformations between the several geometric and vertical geodetic reference frames most commonly used in the United States. These include: The North American Datum of 1927 (NAD 27), the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83), the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF), the World Geodetic System of 1984 (WGS 84), the National Geodetic...
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Dear CSG members, There will be many CSG sponsored events and sessions at the AAG in April. Here are a few highlights that you may want to put in our calendar. · Wednesday April 22 nd , 7pm CSG Business Meeting. Everyone welcome to attend. · Wednesday April 22 nd , ~8pm-8.15pm CSG party will begin after business meeting. Party will be at Morton's The Steakhouse (65 E. Wacker Place | Chicago, IL 60601). This is very close to the conference hotel. · We are delighted to announce that Tom Skilling will be our 2015 CSG invited speaker in Chicago...
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The Department of Geography at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek a scholar with interests in geospatial data science in public health/epidemiology, transportation, urban science, or demography. Particularly desirable is expertise in measurement and analysis of the interactions between population and the environment, micro-scale variations in social indicators, health and well-being within cities, and/or analysis of spatial-temporal and mobile phenomena. Strong data science and spatial statistical skills are required. We...
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Water makes up so much of the Earth's surface the description of it is, of course, closely tied to mapping. Water is dynamic and the tides are a very apparent expression of water's dynamic variation. At times, their presence or absence has wrecked havoc on the process of mapping. Especially, on drawing those ever so important lines that delineate boarders and boundaries between land and water. Let's take a little time to consider the several of the ways that tides are described, generated, measured and named. tide 1. n., Tides, A periodic change in one celestial body caused by another celestial body or bodies. 2. n., Tides, A periodic...
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