Stories about the power of GIS innovation in the real world ranging from: climate action, conservation, equity and social justice, infrastructure, mapping, public health, public safety, science, sustainability, webcasts, and more.
Sponsored by ESRI, GIS Day is an annual celebration of GIS. Events take place around the world for this and you might want to check with your local organizations (municipalities, universities, companies) to see if there is a celebration in your area!
The entry page for ESRI's marine and coastal GIS information. Includes a newsletter, user groups, a marine data model and industry overviews relating to coastal zone management, research, fisheries, navigation and other ocean industries.
National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders.
Funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Program (NSF-ATE), this site has learning modules to help make clear the value of GIS skills, and the depth/breadth of potential for a GIS career.
Guerrilla Cartography is a community of mapmakers, researchers, and designers intent on widely promoting the cartographic arts and facilitating an expansion of the art, methods, and thematic scope of cartography, through collaborative projects and disruptive publishing.
This is an excellent text on spatial thinking. It is a landmark document in articulating spatial thinking and provides a road to follow to do a better job of teaching K-12 students how to acquire this fundamental skill.
Created by the Maps and Geography Round Table of the American Library Association, this core competency document will help librarians, supervisors and those getting an education in GIS, Maps or Map Cataloging to understand basic requirements and skill sets for these disciplines.
The OGC is a "non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services." They have listed standards, a newsletter, events and more.
This organization is specifically positioned to "support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software". Has a great tool that helps you find an open source technology that best fits your needs.
This blog is a live companion to the book: The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data by Joseph Kerski and Jill Clark. This blog provides context for the development of the numerous data portals we see today in terms of the organizations that collect and provide access to data, and the policies that govern data use.
Self described as: "A Very Spatial Podcast is your weekly source for information on Geography and geospatial technologies. Geography touches most things we do everyday, but we rarely even think of it. This podcast seeks to point out how it is filtering into our digital lives and daily lives."