Byproduct of Middle Eastern Conflicts: Cleaner Air

WORLD Civil unrest and humanitarian crises can now be detected from space—because of, somewhat surprisingly, cleaner air. (New York Times) Customize our map of the Middle East to identify where (reduced) air pollution has corresponded to conflict. This is a great way to get your students thinking holistically about current events, geography, and the environment. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources … Continue reading Byproduct of Middle Eastern Conflicts: Cleaner Air

Finding and Using Spatial Data Sources

By Seth Dixon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Rhode Island College Data is great, but working with numbers can be intimidating. We have more data than ever before that is available to us, and graphs, charts, and spreadsheets are ways that data can be shared. If that data has a spatial element to it, the best way to visualize a large dataset might just be a map. … Continue reading Finding and Using Spatial Data Sources

Mapping Monday: The Depths of GIS

This week, an illustration that explains the depths of GIS caught my attention. What a clear way to explain how a map is created using many different data sources!  It also intrigues me to dig deeper to learn more about GIS, something you may want to do in your classroom this year. The NatGeoEd website is full of resources that explain GIS (or geographic information systems) and resources … Continue reading Mapping Monday: The Depths of GIS