This year Earth Observation Day fell on the Wednesday of our biennial Iowa Geographic Information Council Conference. We held a mapping party and worked on mapping Leon, Iowa and then participated in various projects through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap task manager.
Over 40 people volunteered on January 19, 2015 at the Iowa State University GIS Facility for ISU’s part in the worldwide volunteer effort called Open Street Map that is creating a crowd-sourced map of the world that is open source, free and available for any use. The event was held in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service in conjunction with the IowaView program (https://www.iowaview.org/).
Volunteers mapped areas in the Philippines, Sudan, Iraq, Bangladesh, and many other areas that have limited maps available for public use.
Title: Teachers, start your mapping! Free online GIS in the classroom from Esri and ConnectEd
Date: August 19th, 2014
Time: 10am to 11am
Description: Online GIS is a powerful, relatively easy way to get kids thinking spatially and involved in applied, inquiry-based projects. Come to learn more about this wonderful opportunity and bring your ideas and questions about how the use of online GIS can be used to help engage you kids.
For more information and to pre-register: https://learn.extension.org/events/1678
The UNI Geography program has a teacher training workshop in Oskaloosa July 21-22, 2014. The training uses ArcGIS Online and is aimed at social studies and STEM teachers teaching grades 6-12. The 2-day workshop is free, sponsored by National Geographic, and the graduate credit hour cost is greatly reduced. They have three excellent teachers lined up to give the workshop.
Below is a link with more information: