This is another important week for geography and GIS.
November 11-16, 2019 is Geography Awareness Week. It was started over 25 years ago by National Geographic society as a way to raise awareness about the dangerous dificiency of geography in American education and to excite people about geography as a discipline and as part of everyday life. Learn more about Geography Awareness Week from the National Geographic website.
Are you interested in learning more about GIS in Iowa or getting connected with other GIS professionals in Iowa? Consider attending the Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) Quarterly meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. Click herefor more information.
On June 27, 2018, IowaView hosted another workshop as part of the state 4-H conference. This workshop provided 4-Hers with an introduction to world of GIS. Students experienced using ArcGIS Online (an online mapping tool) to explore European migration. Next they used ArcGIS Pro to work in groups to design a neighborhood park. Finally, the 4-Hers looked at several examples of Story Maps (seen below).
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.