- January 20, 2012

K-12 Educational GIS Grant sponsored by MAGIP
The Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP) is announcing a request for proposals for a $1,000 grant to support the development and use of geospatial technologies in the K-12 classroom to include curriculum development, training, and equipment that will enhance geospatial...
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  - August 10, 2011

Google Tools Workshop - Bozeman (August 24, 2011)
Are you looking for ways to integrate technology into your classroom? Have you heard the buzz about Google Docs but aren't quite sure what to make of it? Do you want to go into this school year with new ideas about how to transform your classroom? If you answered yes to any of these questions then t...
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  - June 23, 2011

Google Earth Workshops - Summer 2011
Are you looking for a summer workshop that will change the way you teach?  Are you hoping to do more with technology in your classroom but don't know how?  Well this is the workshop for you.  Come and experience the power of Google Earth and how it can be used across the curriculum to...
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  - June 22, 2011

A Teachers' Introduction to Google Earth and GPS Receivers
A new book written by SpatialSci collaborators: This book will help K-12 teachers become familiar with the basic features of Google Earth and GPS receivers so that they can bring these technologies into the classroom and provide their students with significant and engaging opportunities to condu...
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  - September 11, 2008

A Few Good Mapping and GIS Tools
Imagine that you want to show your constituents where they can buy fair-trade coffee, or represent to decision-makers the lack of doctors in a particular region of town. Perhaps you want to communicate the disparities of housing levels and heath indicators across different counties, or show the impa...
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  - July 16, 2008

Grants available for high quality satellite imagery
Planet Action: Imagery & GIS Grants to support local projects affected by climate   Planet Action grants SPOT Imagery <http://www.spotimage.fr/>  of all types to projects working on locally based conservation issues about or affected by climate change. This can include social...
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  - July 16, 2008

GIS in Action Video Contest
Are you a current ESRI customer using a GIS in your daily work or personal life? If so, show us what you do with your GIS, how you do it, and enter to a win prize package of up to $125. Geography in Action is the theme for this year’s conference. And since the ESRI UC is all about users, we’re spon...
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  - September 26, 2007

DigitalGlobe Successfully Launches Worldview-1
DigitalGlobe (CO, USA) has successful launched and deployed WorldView-1. The satellite launched at approximately 11:35 AM PDT on a Boeing Delta II 7920 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA. The launch of WorldView-1 marks 75 consecutive successful launches of a Delta II rocket an...
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  - September 18, 2007

Geotagging Links Photos to Locales
An array of maturing technologies is poised to add a new dimension--geography--to the digital photography revolution. Today, people can retrieve digital photos based on the time they were taken. A nascent technology called geotagging, though, enables people to organize photos by where they were tak...
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  - June 25, 2007

The Map Gap
As the world's oldest printed atlas sells for £2m, our impression of what the Earth looks like has changed almost beyond recognition. But even now, it's hard to find a truly accurate picture of our planet. Click here to read more
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  - June 11, 2007

ArcGIS Explorer is now available for general download!
This is a free, lightweight, Windows desktop application designed for 3D exploration of data from the Internet. ArcGIS Explorer can integrate data from the thousands of existing ArcIMS and WMS websites as well as new sites using ArcGIS Server, plus local data including shapefiles, KML, and various g...
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  - May 31, 2007

New Satellite Imagery and Aerial Photography Websites
As the Internet continues to grow, so to does the functionality of mapping applications on the web.  As more and more imagery becomes available to the general public, programmers are finding ways to embed this data into web applications.  Below is a list of sites implementing this new and ...
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  - May 31, 2007

Using GPS and Geocaching Engages, Empowers & Enlightens
An excellent article, “Using GPS and Geocaching Engages, Empowers & Enlightens Middle School Teachers and Students” by Professor Alice Christie, has recently been published in "Meridian: A Middle School Computer Technologies Journal” from NC State University: http://www.ncsu.edu/meridi...
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  - May 31, 2007

Young Americans geographically challenged
National Geographic launches multimedia campaign to boost students' global IQ From eSchool News staff and wire service reports To combat what a recent poll reveals as a striking lack of knowledge about geography among young Americans, National Geographic is leading a new multimedia campaign to b...
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  - May 31, 2007

Google Maps inspire creativity
June 15, 2005—A new technology from internet search behemoth Google Inc. is making innovators out of some educators, who have begun envisioning practical uses for the company's new Google Maps feature to make previously unavailable graphic representations of everything from school district bus route...
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  - February 24, 2007

How Google Earth Is Changing Science
Biologists, epidemiologists and disaster control experts are discovering Google Earth as a powerful tool in their work. The success of the digital globe has reawakened interest in computer mapping models. Erik Born constantly keeps tabs on the whereabouts of his walruses no matter what part of the...
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  - December 20, 2006

The Fourth R? Rethinking GIS Education
When Ross Newkirk and I started a course in GIS at the University of Western Ontario in Canada in 1975, we hoped to introduce some of the students in the undergraduate geography program to a new kind of computer application, one that seemed to have enormous promise. Thirty years later, that promise ...
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  - December 14, 2006

JMars - A Geographic Information System for Mars
JMARS is a Java based geographical information system. It provides easy access to many different Mars data sets, including MOC, MOLA and THEMIS, and allows the user to combine these into a single image. JMARS is being developed by the Mars Spaceflight Facility at Arizona State University and i...
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  - December 06, 2006

GPS and Learning
Since 1993, there has been a network of satellites in space that work together to indicate specifically where on earth a person or object is located. This network is known as the Global Positioning System (GPS). A GPS handheld device interprets these signals from space and indicates a location (lati...
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  - October 19, 2006

The Hot Seat: Missoula Responds to Climate Change
Free screening of the film An Inconvenient Truth, followed by a panel discussion featuring John Engen (Mayor, City of Missoula), Dr. Steve Running (Director, Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group), David Merrill (Executive Director, GlobalWarmingSolution.org, and Melissa Parrott (HomeWORD Housing ...
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  - July 07, 2006

With a Cellphone as My Guide
Think of it as a divining rod for the information age. If you stand on a street corner in Tokyo today you can point a specialized cellphone at a hotel, a restaurant or a historical monument, and with the press of a button the phone will display information from the Internet describing the object yo...
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  - June 28, 2006

From Google Earth to tracking the avian flu virus, map software suddenly is hot tech
The Web has gone map mad. Ever since Google (nasdaq: GOOG - news - people ) released easy-to-use software tools for its nifty on-screen maps of streets and satellite images a year ago, fans have set off an explosion of creative overlaps, adding their own useful and sometimes quirky data. One map...
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  - June 23, 2006

ESRI Community Atlas Project
Working together, students produce a community profile: an electronic project containing 10-20 static maps and documents totaling 1000-2500 words, which show important aspects of the community. This will require significant research. Students will need to explore the data and discover patterns and c...
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  - June 21, 2006

Mini grants available for water quality education and outreach
Helena - The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking applicants for "mini" grants of up to $1,500 to fund local education and outreach efforts that address water quality issues.  The DEQ has $20,000 of federal Clean Water Act Section 319 funding available for loca...
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  - May 04, 2006

GIS and Geographic Inquiry
Retrieved from eSchool News Online "Geospatial" technologies—which include geographic information system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing (RS) tools—are becoming increasingly important in our everyday lives. These technologies use "smart" maps that ca...
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  - May 03, 2006

Sixth Annual ESRI Education User Conference
Connect, learn, and share with GIS users in education August 5-8, 2006, in San Diego, California. The conference provides a forum for members of the education community to come together and share their experiences and knowledge. The EdUC covers everything you need to know to start or to grow GIS ac...
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  - May 03, 2006

National Report Emphasizes Importance of GIS in Education
Redlands, California — A new report from the National Research Council (NRC) stresses the importance of spatial thinking in everyone's life. Learning to Think Spatially: GIS as a Support System in the K–12 Curriculum recommends embedding spatial thinking across the K–12 curriculum. According to th...
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  - May 03, 2006

Schools urged to teach 'spatial literacy'
Researchers call for integration of GIS, spatial thinking in K-12 curricula From eSchool News staff and wire service reports   The National Research Council, which advises the federal government on critical issues in science and technology, has issued a report calling on schools to incor...
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