Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spatial stuff and nonsense: Part 2

Image above: The road from Quorn to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

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Where am I?? 
Melbourne, Australia: S: 37º 47' E: 144º 58'

No theme for this posting, just spatial stuff and nonsense!

A great opportunity to learn how to use ArcGIS Online (tailored for K-12 educators).

Historical maps from the Big Map Blog . The anti slavery map shows the persuasive role of maps and representations. A map for every purpose in the map archive.  

* Boundary dancing
An animated GIF to show the expansion of the US over time.  An interesting resource for historical geography and the change concept over space.

* Digital citizenship
Here are 10 on-line interactive lession by Google on digital citizenship

* History Pin
This is historical geography powered by collaborative mapping that is infused with social media dynamics. Backed by Google, they are geo-tagging old photos to recreate the historical geographies of all places and comparing them with current street view images.
Watch the video on this great resouce for geography and history teaching.

* Spatial technology and elections 
This article harks back to a previous Spatialworlds posting on the power of spatial technology but also its intrusion on provacy and safety of individuals.

Take advantage of resources that provide you access to free courses from some of the world's best universities and institutions. Learn GIS on your own or supplement your existing geospatial education with these free resources.

 *The “death of distance” has been much exaggerated.: Geography matters as much as ever, despite the digital revolution. A great article exploring the impact of technology on tradition spatial considerations. Makes one think?

Click on the map to get latitude and longitude in both decimal degrees and DMS (degrees, minutes and seconds).  You can also quickly enter coordinates in either format an have the location displayed on the map.

*NASA’s “Spot the Station” will text or email you when the space station passes over your Home. Just provide NASA with your location and email/text address. They’ll then ping you when the space station next passes over your home. Not necessarily geography but space fun.


Maybe nonsense but ...

* Where the Hell is Mat
 Love it, a way to personalise fun geography.

* Digging through the Earth
I am not sure what classroom use this site can be but for engagement value, why not have a play in the class. 


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