Welcome to our Resource Review for March 2012, This newsletter contains a recap of all the FREE RESOURCES for GeoSpatial Educators we have shared over the last month.

March 2012 Resource Review

We've compiled the current resources from our website in this monthly broadcast including GeoSpatial News, FREE RESOURCES for teachers and updates from Be sure to check our site, for daily articles and connect with us through social media to join our geospatial community!

Free Resources & GIS Happenings

Apps We Love & Geo Fun

  • Apps We Love: Tornado Chaser - Learn how to track and read a storm like the pros! Be an (armchair) storm chasing meteorologist!
  • Apps We Love: Flickr Photo Map - View your current location and see the photography was taken around you. Photo maps have never been so addicting.
  • Apps We Love: Trails - This offers over 48,000 trail guides from top outdoor publishers covering over twenty-four different outdoor activities (everything from mountain bike to off-road trails). Search trails nearby, view trail details - even get up-to-date weather conditions.
  • Made from a Map: a GLOBAL Clock - Learn how to make a massive wall clock with split globes that's sure to make a spatial addition to any decor!
  • Just for Fun: A Little St. Paddy's Day Mapping - We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with this Ireland map depicting birth surnames by county from an 1890 census.
  • Just for Fun: Lego Science - Check out this album of the best, quirkiest, most innovative examples of science-inspired Lego creations!

Costa Rica 2012

  • Costa Rica 2012 - We are eager to invite teachers of all levels to build their technology skills and experience sustainable development in Costa Rica. You will discover lush tropical environments ranging from rain forest, grasslands, rivers, foothills, and their impact on the marine national park of Marino Ballena. These 9 days will offer a blend of engaging hands-on experiences in digital technologies, useful in offering key community leaders and businesses valuable products, resulting in meaningful service.
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  • Full Itinerary
  • Register Here
View our EVENTS CALENDAR for links to all of our upcoming workshops, conventions and field trainings. We hope to connect with you!

One Year Later: Tsunami Then & Now

March marked the passing of the one year anniversary of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan March, 11, 2011. The powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami killed almost 19,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of others homeless.
National Geographic did a beautiful job of pulling together before and after shots to compare the initial damage to the progress the Japanese have made towards recovery. Read our post with more information about the anniversary and for a link to the gallery with these powerful pictures.

GIS: A Low Stress Career?

Recently Yahoo wrote an article touting the top low stress careers, and GIS analyst made the list. Obviously, this article was written by someone who WAS NOT a GIS analyst! So, kick on back with your box of bon bons and get ready for a good chuckle...

SEVEN *Updated*

SEVEN is a program in which we will share 7 lesson plans or free resources relating to our recent population surge. Over the rest of this school year, we will be featuring links and materials to help you teach and plan lessons. Look to us on the 7th of each month for a new installment. Click here to explore the latest resource from ArcGIS Online from ESRI!

App of the Month: AutoStitch Panorama

AutoStitch uses state-of-the-art technology that automatically recognizes and smoothly combines overlapping images, making large panorama creations on the iPhone easy, fast and fun. 
Twice the Shopping
Did you know we have TWO amazing online stores? First is our book, software and GPS shop, full of GIS titles for your classroom at great prices. We also have a silly side, and offer hip, funny science swag for you and your students. Shop this spring, and use our coupon in either or both carts.
Doing some spring cleaning and realize it's time to update your library with something spatial? Take $5 off your purchase of $15 or more from April 1 through June 1, 2012.
Use code: spatialsprng12  
one per customer per cart
GPS Loaner Program
GISetc and GSA Education have joined to offer the GPS Loaner Program. Class sets of Garmin eTrex GPS units are available for 2 week loans to educators who would like to introduce GPS technology to their students. Email to reserve a spot on our calendar or for more information.
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