• Spatial Technology – An Online Course for Educators and Students

    Are you new to GIS, or spatial technology?  Do you want to improve your spatial technology skills?A new online course created by an educator FOR educators - and students - is now available online&#...
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  • NCSS + NCGE 2019

    The National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) are teaming up this fall in Austin, TX to bring what is surely to be one of the largest geography education event...
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  • Congratulations to the 2019 Esri Young Scholar Award Winners!

    Coordinated by Esri's international distributors and Esri's international and education teams, the Esri's Young Scholars Award program was launched in 2012.  Winners are honored each year at the Esri User Confere...
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  • Michelle Ellington:  Making a University Campus Efficient with Facilities Management

    During 2017, I met with Michelle Ellington after hearing about her from my Esri colleague George “Geo” Dailey. Geo told me that Michelle was one of the most stellar campus facilities administrators he had ...
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  • Fun with GIS 252: Integrating Science and CTE with GIS

    Just as athletes specialize, so do many teachers. On the other end of that continuum is Dominique Evans-Bye, a teacher at Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta, CA. She is the instructional equivalent of a decathle...
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  • GeoInspirations: People Making a Positive Difference in Geography and Geotechnologies

    GeoInspirations is my column in Directions Magazine where we are sharing the stories of innovative people for the purpose of inspiring Directions readers to pursue their own dreams.  In the column,...
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  • Announcing new book:  Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts:  Maps, Archives, and Timelines

    I am pleased to announce that a new book that I am co-author and co-editor on has been published by CRC Press, entitled Spatial Thinking in Environmental Contexts--Maps, Archives, and Timelines.  My co-autho...
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  • Fun with GIS 251: ArcGIS School Bundle Expands

    The ArcGIS School Bundle has grown! It now includes Insights for ArcGIS and Esri CityEngine, in license numbers matching the size of the Bundle in place. No special request is needed, these are now just built into exi...
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  • A hands-on lesson in the new story maps tools

    I have created a new lesson in the exciting new story maps tools.  The lesson guides you through the creation of a map similar to the geomorphology field trip story map that I created and recently wrote about....
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  • Collector for ArcGIS - Useful Links

    Collector for ArcGIS is a mobile data collection app that makes it easy to capture accurate data from the field and return it to the office. It works with web maps from the ArcGIS Platform, supports high precision dat...
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  • Accessing and Using Lidar Data from The National Map in ArcGIS Pro

    In this essay, I will share how to access, use, and analyze Lidar data from The National Map in ArcGIS Pro.  By extension it could be applied to Lidar data from other sites as well, but the USGS data portal ...
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  • View attachments using Attachment Viewer

    Attachment Viewer is a new (as of the July, 2019, ArcGIS Online release) configurable app. It's intended to provide an easy way to browse feature layer attachments of all types - images, photos, documents, videos, and...
  • Using Callout Labels in ArcGIS

    The ArcMap application within ArcGIS allows you to create an amazing variety of fonts, colors, and types of labels that identify point, line, and area features. One of the most useful types of labels is the callout la...
  • Using the new National Geographic style basemap in education

    I highly recommend investigating the amazing and beautiful new National Geographic map in teaching, learning, and beyond.  This is one of the rapidly expanding set of vector tile maps available to you, ...
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  • 6 Methods to Map Your Own Data:  A Workshop

    Today, there is no shortage of data available on open data portals, including those on ArcGIS Online (such as the Living Atlas of the World, and via ArcGIS Hub, and in many cities such as Cambridge Massachusetts and m...
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  • Fun with GIS 250: Shared Differences

    Doing powerful things with basic tools is far more impressive than doing basic things with powerful tools. Dramatic results can come from even a wee bit of well-crafted field work. And good projects can become great b...
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  • Everything you ever wanted to know about making great pop-ups

    Too many maps, apps, or Story Maps that are otherwise great, have suffered from poorly crafted or unconfigured pop-ups. Even the very best GIS and digital mapping pros often overlook the importance, and...
  • 3 New GIS-Based Lessons:  Change over Space and Time, GIS for Beginners, and Teaching and Learning with the Esri Living Atlas of the World

    3 new lessons are now available, designed to foster inquiry, spatial thinking, and work with real data to understand our world that you are welcome to use and modify.  I wrote these lessons specifically aime...
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  • Join us at the 2019 Education Summit: Certification & Education

    Nothing beats presenting at the Education Summit!Each year I'm honored to engage with a room full of talented GIS professionals, educators, and students eager to learn how to integrate certification att...
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  • Using the Data Interoperability Extension to import SDTS DLG files into ArcGIS Pro

    One of the challenges to working effectively in GIS has been the difficulty of importing certain spatial data formats into a GIS.  To meet this challenge, Esri's Data Interoperability Extension has been...
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