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AAG Offers Suite of New Resources for Students and Job Seekers

AAG Offers Suite of New Resources for Students and Job Seekers
Students looking for information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as currently available graduate assistantships, internships, and postdoc positions in geography now have a suite of resources available from the AAG.

AAG Guide to Geography Programs in the Americas – Our popular guide to undergraduate and graduate programs in all areas of geography has been enhanced with a new interactive map. Easy-to-use search tools allow students to explore and discover geography programs by degree type, region, and program specialization.

AAG Student and Postdoc Opportunities Website – This site features a variety of graduate assistantships, internships, and postdoctoral researcher positions in the discipline. Academic departments may post their student and postdoc opportunities on the site at no charge.

AAG Jobs in Geography Center – Job seekers can begin their search on this site, which offers the latest geography-related job openings in the academic, public, private, and nonprofit sectors, along with a wide array of practical resources that can assist students with career planning and the job hunt.

For more information, contact Mark Revell at mrevell@aag.org.

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Cost of Incarceration in LA

Million Dollar Hoods:

http://milliondollarhoods.org/

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New York Times Article with Great Prison Map

This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined. Why?

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Satellites Record Auroras’ Rhythm

Earth Imaging Journal

Sept 14, 2016

An artist’s rendering (not to scale) describes a cross-section of the magnetosphere, with the solar wind in yellow and magnetic field lines emanating from Earth in blue. The five THEMIS probes were positioned to directly observe one particular magnetic field line as it oscillated back and forth every six minutes. (Credit: Emmanuel Masongsong/UCLA EPSS/NASA)

An artist’s rendering (not to scale) describes a cross-section of the magnetosphere, with the solar wind in yellow and magnetic field lines emanating from Earth in blue. The five THEMIS probes were positioned to directly observe one particular magnetic field line as it oscillated back and forth every six minutes. (Credit: Emmanuel Masongsong/UCLA EPSS/NASA)

Using data from NASA’s Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS) satellites, scientists have observed Earth’s vibrating magnetic field in relation to the northern lights in the night sky over Canada. THEMIS is a five-spacecraft mission dedicated to understanding the processes behind auroras, which erupt across the sky in response to changes in Earth’s magnetosphere.

These new observations allowed scientists to directly link specific intense disturbances in the magnetosphere to the magnetic response on the ground. A paper on these findings was recently published in Nature Physics.

To map the auroras’ electric dance, scientists imaged the brightening and dimming aurora over Canada with all-sky cameras. They simultaneously used ground-based magnetic sensors across Canada and Greenland to measure electrical currents during the geomagnetic substorm. Further out in space, the five THEMIS probes were positioned to collect data on the motion of the disrupted field lines.

The scientists found the aurora moved in harmony with the vibrating field line. Magnetic field lines oscillated in a roughly six-minute cycle, or period, and the aurora brightened and dimmed at the same pace.

“We were delighted to see such a strong match,” said Evgeny Panov, lead author and researcher at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Graz. “These observations reveal the missing link in the conversion of magnetic energy to particle energy that powers the aurora.”

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The Toledo Blade: Map of Toledo Murals

https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1NvB5NtXSwrhcOyE0qzj5b00kf30

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All the Buildings in the Netherlands-MAP

http://code.waag.org/buildings/#52.3674,4.915,11

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Plan Your Fall Weekend Getaway: Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Fall Foliage Map

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Red Rocks Revealed: High-Resolution Drone-Collected Model Aids Understanding

From Informed Infrastructure

Matt Ball on August 2, 2016 – in Articles, Feature, Featured

Red Rocks Revealed: High-Resolution Drone-Collected Model Aids Understanding

 

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ESRI GeoDev Meetup-Washington, DC Oct 11

GeoDev Meetup – Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 5:30 PM

1776 & General Assembly
1133 15th Street NW Washington, DC

9 Members Attending

We will be hosting an Esri GeoDev Meetup on Tuesday, October 11th. Food and beverages will be provided at the meet up.This event is a social gathering for developers to discuss the latest in mapping, geo technology, geo services, web and mobile mapping apps, app design, cloud solutions, map data or anything else related to solving real-world “geo”…

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ESRI Mapts NOAA’s National Water Model

From Informed Infrastructure
Todd Danielson on August 25, 2016 – in Featured, Water

New Real-Time Maps Transform Forecast Data into Vivid Pictures of U.S. River Flows 

REDLANDS, Calif.—August 25, 2016Smart-mapping leader Esri today released  a beautiful, robust new collection of Web maps that forecast NOAA stream-flow data throughout the continental U.S.

Esri’s multiscale visualization of the National Water Model enables forecast water flows in real time at high resolution. The maps weave together NOAA’s recently released water model data and Esri ArcGIS functionality to provide interactive views of current and future water-system behaviors.

Esri maps the flow of water along 2.7 million stream segments in the U.S. river network. These data-rich maps improve NOAA’s ability to meet the needs of emergency responders, reservoir operators, ecosystem professionals, and floodplain managers by providing detailed information that can anticipate flood and drought conditions. National Weather Service data populates the interactive maps with hourly updates and forecasts up to 10 days.

“In collaboration with our academic partners, the Esri team supported the development process leading up to the launch of the National Water Model,” said Edward Clark, director of geointelligence at NOAA. “We share a common vision for the value that high-resolution water prediction brings to the nation.”

Esri’s new maps enable users to access large amounts of complex data quickly and easily.  Although 10-day, mid-range forecasts contain more than 200 million records and short-term forecasts require hourly data refresh, Esri maps automatically integrate and synthesize NOAA data so that users have the real-time information they need at the click of a button.

“These attractive, accessible maps are part of our commitment to improve water awareness—a commitment we made at the White House Water Summit earlier this year,” said Esri President Jack Dangermond. “ArcGIS provides a visually engaging way to communicate complex scientific information simply so that anyone can understand it.”

Esri plans to continue its investment in water prediction and analysis by releasing an open-source toolkit later this year that will enable ArcGIS users to analyze data and create custom maps from water model records.

About Esri

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