Interview with Professor Chris Carter, author of Introduction to Human Geography using ArcGIS Online

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07-20-2020 04:17 PM
JosephKerski
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I had the pleasure of recently interviewing Professor Chris Carter, professor of geography from Long Beach City College, about his book for Esri Press entitled Introduction to Human Geography Using ArcGIS OnlineThe interview is posted here as a video.  I found it wonderful to chat with Professor Carter about why he wrote the book, the reactions of his students to using ArcGIS Online in a human geography course, and his recommendations for using the book in your own courses and classrooms.  I recommend that you watch the video and consider using the book in your own instruction.

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Chris Carter's book is available from Esri Press.

Interview with Professor Chris Carter. 

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.