• Fun with GIS 262: When School is Disrupted

    Disruptions come in all magnitudes, durations, formats, causes, and degree of foreseeability. After coping with life trauma and handling the logistics around disruptions great and small, how can GIS help students enga...
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  • Resources for parents with kids at home?

    I see that there is a lot of EDU resources top-posted for educators dealing with e-learning and the current crisis, is there a list of resources for parents with kids at home where their school district is not partici...
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  • Teaching and learning about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with web maps, dashboards, and infographics

    The ArcGIS platform with its data feeds, online tools, and wide array of maps makes it easy and powerful to teach and learn about the spatial and temporal aspects of the grim situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COV...
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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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  • How can I open a BAG file (Bathymetric Attributed Grid) in GIS?

    Hi  I am doing some scans with LiDAR and the format of the files it creates are BAG. Is there any way I can open it using GIS?   Cheers Nooshin
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  • Using the Photos with Locations Tool in Education

    Sometimes, the simplest things in GIS are incredibly wonderful.  Such is the case with the ability of creating a feature layer from a group of geotagged photographs.  In plain language, this allows you ...
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  • Fun with GIS 261: Teaching, GIS, and Coronavirus

    Science relies on facts. We may differ in interpretations, but we should be able to agree on facts … gravity, temperature, numbers of items in a set, and so on. Facts are scientifically observable and describab...
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  • Videos to get students excited and knowledgeable about geography

    I get asked occasionally about some of the videos I have made and/or show with the aim to get students excited about what geography is and to understand what geography is about.  Each includes the important role ...
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  • Is the new Citizen Science solution available through a K–12 Education license?

    I found the new Citizen Science Solution in the State Government section, but it is a perfect tool for student projects on our campus that is a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Is it available for use with a K–12 lic...
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  • Fun with GIS 260: Student Work

    Adults ask “What can K12 students do with GIS besides following step-by-step instructions to a pre-determined result?” Quite a lot, I suggest, if one examines the research and product from Esri’s com...
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  • Fun with GIS 259: Esri’s Maps for Public Policy

    Training to be a teacher, I learned that I did not need to invent from scratch every part of every lesson every day. I needed instead to be able to identify good resources and know how best to use them for my specific...
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  • Fun with GIS 258: The Esri 2020 Education Summit

    The "best event in town" for a GIS-using K12 teacher just got better for those at a school with an ArcGIS School Bundle. K12 teachers attached to the Bundle can attend all four days of the Esri Education Summit for $1...
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  • Create a story map of your CV or resume!

    Ever since they were created by my colleague Allen Carroll and his team, I have been an ardent supporter of story maps. I teach story map workshops regularly.  I also give many presentations throughout the year, ...
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  • Fun with GIS 257: The Power of Simplicity

    "WHOA! COOL!" is by far the most common phrase uttered when people do one simple step with a simple webapp I created for demos. Adults or students; I've tested as young as age 8. See this "comparison" app, which start...
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  • 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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  • Fun with GIS 256: GIS Opened a Barn Door

    In 2006, Esri UC featured a six-pack of 4-H youth on stage. The “emcee” of the team was 16-year-old (that day!) Emmaline Long, from Bergen NY. What has happened with her since her time with “plows, s...
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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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  • Supporting community college student research through spatial analysis and story maps

    When I visited Mark Guizlo, Professor in the Department of Geography and Geospatial Technology at Lakeland Community College Ohio and his colleagues not long ago, I was very impressed at what the faculty and...
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  • How long Esri classic story map will still be available?

    Open the following blog announcement to learn the updated transition timeline.  
  • Fun with GIS 254: ArcGIS QuickCapture

    Two excellent apps were released in summer 2019: ArcGIS QuickCapture and the Attachment Viewer web app template. Educators can use these powerfully! To test both, I decided to record notables on my morning walk. ...
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