Friday, August 26, 2011

Spatial literacy and things to look at.

Left image: Madang estuary.
Right image: Port Moresby harbour.

Related sites to the Spatialworlds project
Spatialworlds website
21st Century Geography Google Group
Australian Geography Teachers' Association website
'Towards a National Geography Curriculum' project website
Geography Teachers' Association of South Australia website
Email contact

Where am I??
Adelaide, Australia: S: 34º 55' E: 138º 36'

Spatial literacy:
Some more reading and ideas about spatial literacy.

* Spatial thinking Powerpoint from Bednarz, R., Jo, I., Metoyer, S. (2008) Spatial
Thinking Research at Texas A&M University. Some great synthesis and diagrams to help explain the nature of spatial literacy.

* Spatial Literacy Pathfinder

* New Spatial Literacy course in US

* Spatial thinking book

* Great for risky geography: The latest Terrorism Risk Index (TRI), released by risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft, rates 20 countries and territories as ‘extreme risk'.*

* The nine VAACs (Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers)
have been designated by the International Civil Aviation Organization to provide their expertise to civil aviation in case of significant volcanic eruptions. The centres are a basic part of the IAVW. (International Airways Volcano Watch)

* An interactive map of all agglomerations of the world with a population of 1 million inhabitants or more

* Space Shuttle cockpit: No reason but just having a look.

* Sustainable futures talk by Lex Steffen.

* Great blog on GIS in education and curriculum integration. Plenty of linked resources and sites.

* Visualising geospatial data in 3D. DataAppeal is a recently launched web-based visualization application which enables users to produce three- and four-dimensional data maps and animations. It is based on concepts emerging from the 2010 book "The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles" by Dr Nadia Amoroso

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