GIS Helps! New series of videos for GIS Day and Beyond

10-27-2020 04:00 AM
Esri Frequent Contributor
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A new series of videos focused on the theme of "GIS Helps" is now online in the following playlist:  These videos have been created in time for you to show at your upcoming GIS Day event, or beyond GIS Day, in instruction, or to your colleagues or employees, or in other settings.  During these times of health, wildfire, and other challenges, GIS is more needed than ever before, and hence the message that "GIS Helps" seems especially relevant. 


Ten videos exist in the playlist on the following topics, all with an emphasis on why and how GIS helps with each:

  1. GIS helps you get a job.
  2. GIS provides double benefits.
  3. GIS helps bring people together.
  4. GIS helps you solve problems.
  5. GIS helps with location analytics.
  6. GIS is more than mapping, it is understanding and analysis.
  7. GIS helps us plan what the world could and should be like.
  8. GIS helps us solve 21st Century problems.
  9. GIS helps us understand content, skills, and perspectives.
  10. GIS helps us understand place and space, including through map quizzes.


Enjoy and I salute you for being a GIS champion!   


I look forward to your comments below.  How were you able to use these videos?  

GIS helps!  A new series of videos

Samples from the new series of 10 GIS videos around the theme of "GIS Helps."

About the Author
I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.