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A&M-Corpus Christi institute to provide UN with GIS expertise

July 27, 2017By

The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has officially joined the United Nations-Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of three Universities in the nation, including Harvard University and the University of Maine, who are part of this network. The primary goal of the UN-GGIM Academic Network is... read more

GAO: Most Eighth-Grade Students Not Proficient in Geography

October 31, 2015By

About three-quarters of eighth grade students — the only grade for which trend data are available — were not “proficient” in geography in 2014, according to a new analysis by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) of nationally representative data from the Department of Education. Specifically, these students had not demonstrated solid competence in the subject, and the proficiency levels... read more

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Los Angeles Geospatial Summit Coming Feb. 27

February 12, 2015By

The Fifth Annual Los Angeles Geospatial Summit will take place at the Japanese American National Museum on Feb. 27, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event will feature addresses and discussions from leading innovators in the world of geographic information science (GIS) and technology. The summit also will feature presentations from students representing more than a dozen different Southern California colleges... read more

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Is College Worth the Price? Yes, If Your Major is Geospatial

December 4, 2014By

Two weeks ago, CNN had a special airing of the two hour documentary Ivory Tower. The movie, which was released earlier this year, dealt with the growing problem of the increased cost of going to college, growing student debt — now approaching 1.3 trillion dollars, and the inability of students to find employment in their field. The movie raised some important issues... read more

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Rand McNally Releases Digital World Atlas for Education

June 30, 2014By

Rand McNally has launched a new online educational tool that delivers dynamic maps with social studies, history and geography content as well as reading programs and writing lesson plans. The online service, Rand McNally World Atlas, was designed to be cross-curricular and intuitive for both educators and students. At the heart of World Atlas is an engine that allows educators... read more

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Jack Dangermond of Esri Pledges $1B of Mapping Software to Schools

June 3, 2014By

Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, has announced that Esri will make its advanced mapping software ArcGIS available for free to K-12 schools across the country, reports FORBES. Through the program, students will have access to the same cloud-based GIS technology used by governments and businesses to map and analyze data. The program is set to benefit more than... read more

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Oregon Tech Offers Online Courses in Geomatics

September 10, 2013By
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The Geomatics Department at the Oregon Institute of Technology announces that beginning September 30, selected Geomatics courses in Surveying and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will be offered online. These courses are designed for the working professional that desires formal education to advance in their career. All courses are fully accredited and transferable to the Geomatics degree. The GIS courses are... read more

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