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TAG: geography

From the Great Pyramids to GIS/GPS

November 12, 2019By
Pyramids of Giza taken from the International Space Station. (Image: NASA)

Connection to the Stars The Great Pyramids still cast their long shadow upon history. It’s been said that even Time kneels before them. They are monuments to the state-of-the-art technology of the builders using their most advanced astronomy, engineering, mathematics and trigonometry as a testament to their understanding of the world. They are monuments to the builder’s state-of-the-art technology at... read more

Journal of Map & Geography Libraries names TerraPop 2016’s best paper

September 22, 2016By

The Journal of Map & Geography Libraries revealed the winner of the 2016 Best Paper Award: “Terra Populus: Workflows for Integrating and Harmonizing Geospatial Population and Environmental Data,” by Tracy A. Kugler, David C. Van Riper, Steven M. Manson, David A. Haynes II, Joshua Donato and Katie Stinebaugh. “The goal of TerraPop is to enable research, learning and policy analysis... read more

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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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Esri Field Notes App Answers Questions with Geography

August 13, 2015By

Smartphone users now have access to Field Notes—Earth, a new mobile app from Esri that employs the power of geography to answer questions about locations throughout the world. Built using Esri’s AppStudio for ArcGIS, the free app allows anyone to discover interesting facts about population, nature and physical landscapes for any location on Earth. “Field Notes—Earth leverages the tremendous capabilities... read more

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