Northern Virginia Community College - Geospatial Studies Program

Northern Virginia Community College - Geospatial Studies Program Facebook for students, faculty, and friends of the NVCC Geospatial Studies Program

Geospatial Technology (GST) refers to geographical information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing (RS), and emerging technologies that assist the user in the collection, analysis and interpretation of spatial data. (U.S. Department of Labor, 2005) The NOVA program is open to high school graduates, professionals and students waiting to enter a four year college or graduate school. It is also available to high school students under dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment. NOVA GST students must have basic computer and math skills. For those students who wish to continue their education beyond the community college, NOVA articulation agreements help ensure a smooth transition. Whether you already have a profession and want to pick up new skills or you are preparing to enter a new career, GST can help to ensure future job security.

CityLab
01/04/2017
CityLab

CityLab

This project from MIT reveals where the streets are greenest, and which ones could use more work.

Students! Tell Your Story as Part of the International Year of Global Understanding | Esri Insider
12/19/2016
Students! Tell Your Story as Part of the International Year of Global Understanding | Esri Insider

Students! Tell Your Story as Part of the International Year of Global Understanding | Esri Insider

These days we could all use a little more understanding. As noted by Lord Anthony Giddens, former Director of the London School of Economics: “We live in the most interconnected world in history. Yet at the same time, the world is driven by conflicts, dislocations and uncertainties – an unsettling a...

A reminder to think about how you present data. http://gizmodo.com/5960290/this-is-the-real-political-map-of-america-hin...
11/17/2016
This Is the Real Political Map of America—We Are Not That Divided

A reminder to think about how you present data.

http://gizmodo.com/5960290/this-is-the-real-political-map-of-america-hint-we-are-not-that-divided?utm_medium=sharefromsite

This is the real political map of the United States of America after the presidential election. A fascinating view, much different from the maps you saw that night, which showed an artificial, binary divide. But these maps demonstrate that there is not such a huge gap between rural and urban America...

American Geographical Society
07/13/2016
American Geographical Society

American Geographical Society

Developer Dan Vanderkam teamed with the NYPL The New York Public Libraryto create a Google Street View map of New York City in the 1800s.

04/18/2016
Maptime DC

Meetup tomorrow: All About Projections!

http://www.meetup.com/Maptime-DC/events/230325794

The map is wrong! All maps are wrong! If you've seen that West Wing clip calling for schools to use different maps, or stumbled on that xkcd projection comic, you know that there are different wa

Fact Sheet: The White House Launches The Opportunity Project,” Utilizing Open Data to Build...
03/23/2016
Fact Sheet: The White House Launches The Opportunity Project,” Utilizing Open Data to Build...

Fact Sheet: The White House Launches The Opportunity Project,” Utilizing Open Data to Build...

In the lead up to the President's historic visit to SxSW, today the Administration is announcing the launch of “The Opportunity Project,” a new open data effort to improve economic mobility for all Americans. As the President said in his State of the Union address, we must harness 21st century techn…

03/14/2016
Maptime DC

If you missed the NoVa Mini Maker Faire and the awesome Women in GIS demonstrating OSM, register for tomorrow's OSM intro with Maptime DC.

http://www.meetup.com/Maptime-DC/events/229450027/?rv=md1

Join us for an Intro to OpenStreetMap (OSM)- a great way to introduce yourself to the world of map making. OSM is a map of the world, created by people like you, free to use under an open license and

Are you curious about how states rank in terms of "open" data?  This census (little c, not the Bureau)  has your answer ...
03/07/2016
U.S. States Open Data Census

Are you curious about how states rank in terms of "open" data? This census (little c, not the Bureau) has your answer (in part): https://census.usopendata.org/

This is a census of the data holdings of nine key datasets by U.S. states, conducted by U.S. Open Data. This is a work in progress. All 50 states and D.C. and Puerto Rico are included. Bulk census data may be obtained via Google Sheets. Feedback may be sent to [email protected] or provided in the fo…

British Archeologists Have Discovered Long-Lost Roman Roads Using LIDAR
02/19/2016
British Archeologists Have Discovered Long-Lost Roman Roads Using LIDAR

British Archeologists Have Discovered Long-Lost Roman Roads Using LIDAR

For years, the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency has been using Lidar to study flooding and coastal changes. Since 1998, it’s had an unexpected use: discovering long-lost roads left by the Romans, helping to uncover new details of the country’s past.

NPR
02/18/2016
NPR

NPR

Using "a super high tech version of Google Earth," you too will be able to help unearth the secrets of ancient civilizations.

Thinking outside the resource management box. #geoawesomeness #geography #tech #technology
01/29/2016
USAID's GoPro-vulture approach to environmental awareness ... yes, really. | Devex

Thinking outside the resource management box.

#geoawesomeness #geography #tech #technology

The U.S. Agency for International Development faced a tricky challenge in Peru’s bustling urban centers. How do you raise citizen awareness and concern about a critical natural environment most city dwellers will never have the opportunity to see?

You still need to consider the type of citation you are following,  but this may be helpful.
01/26/2016
How to Cite GIS Materials ~ GIS Lounge

You still need to consider the type of citation you are following, but this may be helpful.

How do you cite GIS materials such as map, GIS data, and GIS software? Listed here are examples on how to cite GIS work.

Need something to do over break? Try your hand at transcribing whaling log books for Old Weather.  Imagine what you coul...
12/22/2015
CityLab

Need something to do over break? Try your hand at transcribing whaling log books for Old Weather. Imagine what you could do with these data - so many possibilities! #placinghistory #dataisspatial

Calling all amateur scientists and historians

10/23/2015
HackShopDC

If you are interested in data analysis and visualization, check out HackShop, a new Meetup group for data nerds. :) http://www.meetup.com/HackShopDC/

HackShopDC is a group of civic-minded hackers that get together to tackle a specific DC issue or dataset. At each meetup we'll analyze and visualize a different open dataset to bring insight to all fa

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