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Live Webcast for GIS Day 2022 Story Map and Recordings

11-10-2022 10:32 AM
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If you were not able to join me for a Live Webcast on GIS Day! Maps, Apps, Music - in short, it was a mappy time!  (The live link is here:

It was held on GIS Day – 12 Noon Mountain / 2pm Eastern / Wednesday 16 November 2022  and was 60 minutes in length.   Facebook Live was the platform.  It was open to all with no Facebook account required and no registration necessary.  If you access the above link, the full recording is available. 

My goals in the webcast were to (1) Celebrate the users of GIS, (2) Explore why maps and geotechnologies are relevant to 21st Century problem-solving, and (3) Discover how you can make your own maps and pursue your own learning! This webcast was a fun time, including Name that Place quizzes, a GIS crossword puzzle, maps, apps, and 3D scenes, and yes, a few geo-songs!  This was the perfect venue in which to invite friends, students, or colleagues that you have always wanted to introduce GIS to.

I have placed the story map that I created for the event online, here: 

I have also placed the recordings for the event in 4 parts, here:

Part 1:  Walkability survey, what is GIS Day, GIS Day resources, new resources I and others have created this year (courses, videos, lessons, guidelines). 

Part 2:  ArcGIS Online demo, GIS song, relationship mapping.

Part 3:  Living Atlas apps, quizzes, GIS crossword, GIS Data, 5 forces, 5 trends 

Part 4:   Key skills for GIS success, favorite maps and books, key messages, 1 last geo-song!

I also created a resource page for strategies for introducing GIS to others--students, the general public, fellow faculty members, administrators of your school, college, or university, or others, here:


--Joseph Kerski

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.