I ? NY

BUSINESS New York City cabdrivers have long had to pass an 80-question test, but now geography accounts for only 10 of those questions. (Time) Learn how the “Geospatial Revolution” is changing everyday jobs. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s poll. Discussion Ideas What is GPS? GPS stands for the Global Positioning System, a system of … Continue reading I ? NY

Alaska Cabbies Keep Their Cool

GEOGRAPHY Geography is destiny for cab drivers in Bethel, Alaska, home to the most taxicabs per capita in the United States—66 cars serving a population of just over 6,000. (Anchorage Daily News) Zoom into Bethel on our MapMaker Interactive. Watch this terrific, five-minute slice of Alaskan life, and discuss the issues below. Discussion Ideas The small town of Bethel, Alaska, is home to the most … Continue reading Alaska Cabbies Keep Their Cool