NASA invites you -- and everyone else on the planet -- to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.
The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home planet are launching to space this year. NASA is marking this big year for Earth science with a campaign called Earth Right Now, and as part of this campaign the agency is asking for your help this Earth Day, April 22.
While NASA satellites constantly look at Earth from space, on Earth Day we're asking you to step outside and take a picture of yourself wherever you are on Earth. Then post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie.
For more information on getting involved in the #GlobalSelfie Earth Day event, visit:
For more information about NASA's Earth science activities in 2014, visit:
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A couple weeks ago, The Atlantic Cities published an article by Richard Florida entitled “The Developing World’s Urban Population Could Triple by 2210.” http://ow.ly/uhxsN It talks about the world’s rapidly […]
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Friday, March 7, 2014
Posted on: Friday, February 28, 2014 6:45 AM
Author: Joseph Kerski
Subject: Spatial Analyst videos describe decision making with GIS
I have created a series of 22 new videos describing decision making with GIS, using the Spatial Analyst extension in ArcGIS. They are listed and accessible in this YouTube playlist. Over 108 minutes of content is included, but in easy-to-understand short segments that are almost entirely comprised of demonstrations of the tools in real-world contexts.
The videos include the topics listed below. Videos 10 through 20 include a real-world scenario of selecting optimal sites for fire towers in the Loess Hills of eastern Nebraska, an exercise that Jill Clark and I included in the Esri Press book The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data and available online.
2) Comparing and using topographic maps and satellite and aerial imagery stored locally to the same type of data in the ArcGIS Online cloud.
3) Analyzing land cover change with topographic maps and satellite imagery on your local computer and with ArcGIS Online.
4) Creating a shaded relief map using hillshade from a Digital Elevation Model (DEM).
5) Analyzing a Digital Elevation Model and a shaded relief map.
6) Creating contour lines from elevation data.
7) Creating a slope map from elevation data.
8) Creating an aspect (direction of slope) map from elevation data.
9) Creating symbolized contour lines using the Contour with Barriers tool.
10) Decision making using GIS: Introduction to the problem, and selecting hydrography features.
11) Decision making using GIS: Buffering hydrography features.
12) Decision making using GIS: Selecting and buffering road features.
13) Decision making using GIS: Selecting suitable slopes and elevations.
14) Decision making using GIS: Comparing Boolean And, Or, and Xor Operations.
15) Decision making using GIS: Selecting suitable land use.
16) Decision making using GIS: Selecting suitable land use, slope, and elevation.
17) Decision making using GIS: Intersecting vector layers of areas near hydrography and near roads.
18) Decision making using GIS: Converting raster to vector data.
19) Decision making using GIS: Final determination of optimal sites.
20) Creating layouts.
21) Additional considerations and tools in creating layouts.
22) Checking Extensions when using Spatial Analyst tools.
How might you be able to make use of these videos and the processes described in them in your instruction?
Monday, February 10, 2014
Presented by Public Partnership & Outreach, Office of the Provost at Texas A&M University
and The Raindrop Foundation College Station & Houston
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: General Services Complex, 750 Agronomy Road, College Station, TX 77843
Fee: $50.00 Includes curriculum materials & lunch
CPE/GT/ESL Credit for Texas Teachers: 6 hours
Online Registration for K-12 Teachers & Administrators, University Faculty & Staff:
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9:00 Atatürk to Erdogan: Reshaping Turkey through Reform
Dr. Sena Karasipahi, International Studies, Texas A&M University
10:00 The Impact of Islam on Turkish Culture
Dr. Mark Thomas, Blinn College, Department of Philosophy
11:00 Becoming Visible: Women in Turkish Society
Sümeyra Tosun, Texas A&M University, Department of Psychology
12:00 Turkish Cultural Presentation & Lunch
12:45 Let’s Go to Turkey: Educators Trip Overview
Mr. Mehmet Okumus, President/CEO
Raindrop Foundation, Houston
1:30 Greetings from the Turkish Vice Counsel
Mr. Abdullah Topcu
2:00 Turkey in Transformation: The Way Ahead
Panel Presentation followed by a Q&A Session
Political system, Foreign policy, Economy, Society
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