NHEdGIS

Can you believe the 2012-2013 school year is ¼ over? Those of us working on the team supporting the implementation of geospatial technologies in NH schools and the Esri K-12 Statewide Educational Site License for Esri Software felt it was time for an e-mail to participating districts to share progress, solicit information on what else you need for support, and share information on some upcoming opportunities. In addition to the license for the ArcGIS Desktop software, the Esri program now includes access to a limited number of ArcGIS Online for Organizations accounts. We are currently looking for schools or districts that have teams of teachers (3 or more) who are willing to participate in a 2.5 hour training to learn more about how to administer and use these accounts. ArcGIS Online is platform independent and requires no software installation. If interested, please send an e-mail to nhedgispartnership@gmail.com In order to facilitate communication among participants, NHEdGIS is joining the NHDRC Collaborative Rings program. For more information about this see https://sites.google.com/a/nheon.org/nhdrc-collaboration-ring/  and to join the NHEdGIS ring visit http://www.nhedgis.org/collaboration . We are hoping this will help serve as a vehicle for communication among interested teachers and districts. The application period for Esri’s T3G (Teachers Teaching Teachers GIS) is currently open (closes Nov 30th). This is a really outstanding program held at Esri’s home in Redlands, CA. Although you are responsible for the cost of your flight and some meals, there is no cost for the week-long training or hotel. We have had a NH representative attend this program each year since it first began four years ago, and I know we...

Map and Compass Workshop

Saturday, October 20; raindate, October 21 Gould Hill Farm, 656 Gould Hill Rd., Contoocook, NH 11 AM – 1 PM Every year we hear stories about people getting lost in the woods; too often the story ends with tragedy. Learn skills including map reading, using a compass, and basic GPS that will reduce your chances of getting lost in the woods and increase the likelihood of being found safely. The program for grades 9 – adult. Preregistration is required. Registration is limited to 10. Call 746-6121 to register or for more information. $20, museum members. $25, nonmembers All proceeds benefit the...

NEW MAP OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

National Geographic’s new Southeast Asia map is a detailed, classic-style, large-format reference map containing detailed bathymetric data and current political boundaries, as well as thousands of place names. Also shown are the region’s updated infrastructures, including major oil fields and pipelines; high-speed passenger railway lines; and even China’s spaceport, Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Significant cultural and historic sites, such as Angkor, Cambodia, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, also appear on the map. National Geographic cartographers worked hard to ensure that the Spratly and Paracel Islands in the South China Sea were portrayed on the Southeast Asia map. Although almost uninhabited, these groups of disputed islets and reefs—often reported on by the media—occupy a position of strategic importance. Our portrayal of such disputed territories, two of just over 100 territorial disputes worldwide, continue to reflect National Geographic’s policy of mapping de facto situations existing at the time of a map’s publication; that is, portraying a current reality using our best...

Community Atlas Projects – GIS, Mapping and More!

Community Atlas Projects Unwind by Attending a presentation of high-interest technology-rich projects on a Friday afternoon in a classroom near you! Ina Ahern, Scott Semmens and Bob Woolner will present past Community Atlas Projects (local community mapping of topics of interest to students) and discuss and explore the direction of future ESRI sponsored projects, using web-based mapping and Silverlight presentations. Starting at 4:00pm, and ending close to 6:00pm in each location (attend any 1 road-show), you will be shown past projects that take students out of the classroom to create maps of their own community using technology including GPS to GIS through web-page creation. This on-going project opportunity created by ESRI has brought GIS into schools and classrooms all over the country. Learn how you can begin a simple project this year, and expand on the use of technology in the future. Refreshments and door prizes will be given. Friday April 15th, Keene State College229 Main Street Putnam Science Center, room 264 Keene, New Hampshire 03435 42 degrees, 55’ 38.46”N 72 degrees 16’ 46.84”W Or… Friday May 13th, Mast Way School23 Mast Road Lee New Hampshire 03861 43 07’31.64 N” 71 00′ 28.54”W For more information, and to register, contact: Ina Ahern at IAhern@prhs.sau48.org 603 536-1444 Bob Woolner at rwoolner@hopkintonschools.org 603 746-4167 or 603 464-3826 Register...

NEH Summer Institute:Mapping and Art in the Americas

The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is pleased to announce its 2010 NEH summer institute, “Mapping and Art in the Americas.” The five-week institute, led by James Akerman (a geographer and Director of the Smith Center) and Diane Dillon (an art historian and the Newberry’s Assistant Director of Research and Education) will trace the interplay between American art and mapping from the transatlantic encounter into the 21st Century. ‘ Guest faculty include specialists in art, art history, cartography, geography, philosophy, American history, map librarianship, and literary studies. The institute program of lectures, workshops, and discussions will encourage the 25 participants to cross disciplinary boundaries and move beyond regional and chronological specialties to explore the relationship between art and mapping in the Americas. Participants will also pursue their own research projects making use of the Newberry’s rich humanities collections. Applications are encouraged from college and university faculty residing and teaching in the United States, representing a broad range of fields. Qualified independent scholars and scholars engaged in museum work are also eligible to apply. A limited number of spaces are also available for full-time graduate students in the humanities. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3900 to help defray travel and housing expenses. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, 2 March 2010. For more information or to download application materials, please visit our website at http://www.newberry.org/smith/artandcartography.html or contact Laura McDowell, Program Assistant at the Smith Center, at mcdowelll@newberry.org or (312)...