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  • EconGeo Analysis Software (in R) Available

    Pierre-Alexandre Ballard is making available EconGeo, a new software (in R) to easily compute a series of indices commonly used in the fields of economic geography, economic complexity, and evolutionary economics to describe the location, distribution, spatial organization, structure, and complexity of economic activities. A short introduction to this R package is available here: http://econ.geo.uu.nl/peeg/peeg1709.pdf.

    Abstract: The R statistical software is increasingly used to perform analysis on the spatial distribution of economic activities. It contains state-of-the-art statistical and graphical routines not yet available in other software such as SAS, Stata, or SPSS. R is also free and open-source. Many graduate students and researchers, however, find programming in R either too challenging or end up spending a lot of their precious time solving trivial programming tasks. This paper is a simple introduction on how to do economic geography in R using the EconGeo package (Balland, 2017). Users do not need extensive programming skills to use it. EconGeo allows to easily compute a series of indices commonly used in the fields of economic geography, economic complexity, and evolutionary economics to describe the location, distribution, spatial organization, structure, and complexity of economic activities. Functions include basic spatial indicators such as the location quotient, the Krugman specialization index, the Herfindahl or the Shannon entropy indices but also more advanced functions to compute different forms of normalized relatedness between economic activities or network-based measures of economic complexity. By opening and sharing the codes used to compute popular indicators of the spatial distribution of economic activities, one of the goals of this package is to make peer-reviewed empirical studies more reproducible by a large community of researchers.

  • Call to Educators: Teachers Needed to Develop Open Source Classroom Modules

    Fellow GeoMentor Shawn Goulet is developing the TeachOSM for High School project and looking for teachers interested in creating classroom modules. For more information see the program description below. If you are interested in participating contact Shawn at shawn.goulet@gmail.com

             TeachOSM for High School

    Project Summary
    The TeachOSM for High School project will provide educators with scale-able OpenStreetMap (OSM) geography-based educational modules developed to integrate with the United States AP Human Geography curriculum.  This project will provide an organized, easy-to-implement format for educators to expose students to an important open source 21st century mapping technology.

    Once completed, these resources will be made available on the TeachOSM site, free of charge in a web-based fashion for use by anyone and will be continually updated by contributors.

    Long-term, it is the intent of this project that an increase in exposure to and contributions from a younger demographic will result in many benefits including



    • an increase in sustained OSM contributors

    • greater accuracy of contributions and

    • innovation within and around the OSM project.



    Call for Educators
    The project is currently being developed by TeachOSM community contributors.  We need interested educators to get involved in the development of the modules to provide feedback, suggestions, content and eventually pilot modules in their classrooms.  The TeachOSM community is fully committed to supporting educators who are interested in integrating OSM in their classrooms with their students.

  • GeoMentor Seeking Certificate Template for GIS Club Activities

    GeoMentor Souyma in San Diego has started an after school GIS club (awesome!) and is looking for a certificate template to use to award students who participate in club activities. If you have one that might be useful or know of other resources, please contact csoumya.11@gmail.com.