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A Year in Review: GIS Use on College Campuses 2011

In 2011 the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) developed a survey to measure the use of GIS on college campuses. According to the Directions Magazine article “GIS Adoption and Use on College Campuses: An End-of-the Year-Review and Look Ahead to 2012,” UCGIS was specifically interested in understanding, “how GIS is being used to foster …

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An Innovative Look at Transportation


GeoVation [innovation through geography] is a UK-based organization committed to helping communities asses their community assets and address any identifiable community needs through an innovative application of geography-based interactive maps and resources. For the 2011 GeoVation Challenge, community groups across the UK were presented with the task of addressing, “How can we improve transport in …

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All the World’s a Stage–World Theatre Day 2011


The ways by which people communicate with one another and create dialogue about particular issues are expansive, and with the use of maps, social media tools, and technologies, events such as World Theatre Day can be developed and implemented internationally. Theatre is an important artistic medium of communication, and as stated by Jessica A Kaawa …

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World Water Day 2011


Started in 1993, World Water Day, held March 22 of each year, was established by the United Nations as an international day for educating the world on the importance of freshwater resources and the need for developing sustainable freshwater consumption and use habits. Yesterday, March 22, 2011, was World Water Day, and the theme for …

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Community Mapping in the Bahamas

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Students from North Andros High School walked away with the winning presentation during the Bahamas National Geographic Information System Center (BNGISC) G.I.S. Day 2010. The topic of their presentation was “Exploring Our World and Our Environment with GIS”. Through the utilization of GIS technology. these students were able to map historical landmarks in their community, …

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Dancers “Go Green” with Community Mapping


The Repertory Dance Theatre Company of Western Virginia, directed by Laura Smith, has been inspired by community mapping initiatives that allow for the integration of dance, education, and health initiatives in young children. After hearing about www.greenmap.org, Laura Smith and the RDT Company decided that they wanted to utilize the language of dance in order …

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