• A GIS Crossword!

    Think you could do pretty well at a GIS-themed crossword puzzle?  Consider these clues:     16 Across:  A spatial term denoting features that overlay, or ‘cross’ each other. 40 A...
  • More Inspiring 2019 GIS Day Stories

    I recently highlighted some incredible GIS Day stories from 2019, but more stories continue to be submitted.  I feel that these additional stories are so inspiring that they too really need to be shared, which I ...
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  • Inspiring stories from GIS Day 2019

    Thank you to everyone who celebrated GIS Day 2019.  I invite you to share your experiences and continue the celebration by sending in your GIS Day memories to this survey and view the many events displayed on thi...
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  • Lesson: Connecting Surveys, Maps, Dashboards, and Story Maps

    Connecting components of modern GIS, including field surveys, dashboards, interactive maps, and multimedia maps, can help foster spatial thinking, critical thinking, and rigorous use of GIS tools and data.  This ...
  • Fun with GIS 273: 2020 Education Summit

    [[Updated Aug 3, 2020 inline]] Esri's 2020 User Conference was online and, while not quite the same as past events, was still a powerful learning experience that more than four times the normal audience attended for ...
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  • Fun with GIS 270: ArcGIS School Bundle 2020

    [[Updated Aug 3, 2020. See bottom.]] In 2014, Esri made ArcGIS Online Organizations available to U.S. schools at no cost. In July 2017, the ArcGIS School Bundle was born, made available worldwide in 2018. In July 202...
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  • Fun with GIS 246: ArcGIS Online Org Admins

    Administrators of an ArcGIS Online Organization account have important responsibilities. They control all permissions and settings in the Org, including invitations, entry, and privileges. So I am astonished when teac...
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  • Fun with GIS 265: ArcGIS School Bundle Continues

    In a world turned upside down, here is some stability. The ArcGIS School Bundle will be renewed through July 2025, at no cost to users. All School Bundle licenses showing any online or desktop use in the last couple o...
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  • Fun with GIS 271: 2020 Esri User Conference and Education Summit

    2020 is the year of online conferences! Esri 2020 User Conference:  Mon July 13 through Wed July 15, 2020 Esri 2020 Education Summit: Thu Aug 6 and Fri Aug 7, 2020. Though separated by weeks, the Education Sum...
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  • Fun with GIS 233: Teacher Profile: Randy Raymond

    The best teachers share a few characteristics. First and foremost, the students as individuals are more important than the subject, so you have to know and understand each kid deeply to help them. You need to know you...
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  • Fun with GIS 258: The Esri 2020 Education Summit

    [[COVID Update June 2020: The Education Summit will be online only, Aug 5,6,7. See FWG271 and FWG273.]]   The "best event in town" for a GIS-using K12 teacher just got better for those at a school with an ArcGIS...
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  • Flattening Earth - An intro to projections

    Earth is round and there are globes in many classrooms. But when we talk about maps we are often talking about flat maps (either on paper or on a screen). How does something round become something flat? Grab an orange...
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  • Fun with GIS 266: Educating for Uncertainty

    Facing disaster, the best odds for effective response lie with the generalist. Adaptability is crucial. Prior knowledge is useful, but especially about problem solving. At least as important are willingness to attempt...
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  • Fun with GIS 268: GIS Club Kit

    Coronavirus has bludgeoned social patterns. Among the victims are youth clubs and camps, scrambling to give pre-teens and young-teens a new experience, parents a break from 24x7 oversight, and young adults a key trans...
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  • Fun with GIS 272: UC2020 Preview for Educators

    Esri's 2020 User Conference will be online, free upon registration, and open to all educators and even students. Teachers attached to an ArcGIS School Bundle (see map) who register with their "properly configured ArcG...
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  • Best way to share ArcGIS executables and license files

    We often get asked “I’d like my students, staff or faculty to use ArcGIS Pro, what is the best way to distribute the download/executable to them”? This applies to any other Esri application that need...
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  • Fun with GIS 263: School Disruption 2

    Last week (see Fun with GIS 262) I posted strategies for schools to consider when disruption happens. School closings (and more) across the states (and globally) in the wake of Coronavirus/COVID-19 call for even more ...
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  • Using Esri Policy Maps in Education

    Despite the changes in GIS technology and applications over the past 50 years, one thing has remained constant:  GIS is relevant.  Esri Maps for Public Policy is a growing collection of maps and ot...
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  • Fun with GIS 269: 2020 Competition Results

    The 2020 ArcGIS Online Competition for US High Schools and Middle Schools was gearing up for the final quarter when March arrived. Just one of the 35 participating states had completed their work; the rest expected fi...
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  • Webinar: ArcGIS Insights for Data Scientists

    Data scientists can now connect ArcGIS Insights to their existing Python and R Kernels. This will enable them to extend their data science capabilities with Spatial Analysis and Visualization, through an easy drag and...