Category Archives: Geographical Perspectives

Geospatial Revolution

For your commentary on the Geospatial Revolution, leave a comment on this post.

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Mapping Ebola

Now that we have had a chance to evaluate the maps of the Ebola epidemic (see the links under Ebola on this blog:  right-hand margin), spend some time explaining your choice for the best map (or set of maps) by replying to this blog post.  Examine your scoring guide before and after you make your comments.

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Class Calendar Revisions

In class on Monday, October 5th, we will finish our geographic perspectives project revisions.  On Tuesday, we will review for our first test.  Then, Thursday, October 7th, will be our first test on our geographic perspectives unit.

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True Maps 9/3/09

This week we are examining Chapter 1 in Human Geography in Action:  “True Maps, False Impressions:  Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps.”  Tuesday in class students had a chance to complete a reading guide on this chapter.  Reading is extremely important in this course, so students got a chance to work in class to see how long it took to scan a chapter and complete a reading guide.  This reading guide (and the presentation from in-class today) is preparation for today’s computer lab on the same topic.  Both the reading guide from today and the map analysis assigned last  are due today, Thursday 9/3.  Students have received a complete calendar for this first unit.  Students can also review concepts from this chapter at the Human Geography in Action website.

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Mapping Opportunities

Today in class we started our first investigation with GIS.  We also discussed GIS, in particular, and geospatial technologies, in general, as a top career area.  Geospatial technologies, along with nanotechnologies and biotechnologies, have been identified by the U.S. Department of Labor as the three most important and evolving fields.  Read all about it in an article entitled, “Mapping Opportunities.”

Please put September 10 on your calendar, as that is the date of our evening SHS Open House.

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True Maps

This week we are examining Chapter 1 in Human Geography in Action:  “True Maps, False Impressions:  Making, Manipulating, and Interpreting Maps.”  Today in class, students had a chance to complete a reading guide on this chapter.  Reading is extremely important in this course, so students got a chance today to see how long it took to scan a chapter and complete a reading guide.  This reading guide (and the presentation from in-class today) is preparation for Thursday’s computer lab on the same topic.  Both the reading guide from today and the map analysis assigned last Thursday are due this Thursday 9/4.  Students have received a complete Geographical Perspectives Unit Fall 2008 Calendar for this first unit.  Students can also review concepts from this chapter at the Human Geography in Action website.

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