From the Guardian: Bond really gets around!
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The Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Water Conservation and Transfer Project includes a long-term transfer of up to 303,000 acre-feet of water annually from IID to the San Diego County Water Authority, and the Coachella Valley Water District. The Water Transfer Project, along with other factors affecting Salton Sea inflows and water balance, will result in accelerated exposure of the Salton Sea floor. As the Sea continues to recede, there is potential for windblown dust emissions from the exposed dry lakebed (the playa). A significant portion of this windblown dust is PM10 (particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter of 10 micrometers or less). PM10 are approximately 1/7th the thickness of a human hair, are small enough to be inhaled, and represent a potential human health risk.
The Salton Sea Air Quality Program is focused on monitoring and mitigating dust emissions from exposed Salton Sea playa. Remote sensing is a key component of this program, and will be used to map playa surfaces, vegetative cover, and active dust source areas. Learn how satellite, aerial and UAV images all contribute to this effort and how they are being processed using Trimble eCognition image analysis software. The presentation will also discuss dust control pilot projects, such as Surface Roughening, and the remote sensing techniques used to inform design and evaluate dust control effectiveness.
Open to Virginia’s community college students! SERVICE LEARNING COURSE OPPORTUNITY AT NASA WALLOPS ISLAND
GIS 295 – Topics in Service Learning in GIS is being offered in Spring Semester 2016.
HELP NASA INVESTIGATE SEA LEVEL RISE AND INVASIVE SPECIES
Thomas Nelson Community College is offering a three-credit Sea Level Rise Service Learning course. All expenses paid for course tuition and four days of fieldwork including travel, lodging, and food! Competitive application process, students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Sponsored by Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) and offered through the STEM Takes Flight Program in partnership with GeoTEd (http://www.geoted.org/), NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Thomas Nelson Community College.
This online course contains field work that will likely be completed over a weekend (Thursday-Sunday) in April 2016.
Learn how to use and operate an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to collect data and other geospatial technologies.
See flyer posted by 313 for more details and the link to the application is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9HXDL88!
We are planning another map-off with GMU against GW to celebrate GIS Day. It will be at GMU on Friday November 20th in the evening (not sure what time). Once again, we will be looking for volunteers. If you are planning to continue your education at GMU, this would be a great opportunity for you!
As soon as I have more information, I will post!
Through Coursera you can either pay for a specialization or just take individual courses.
Please see link for Python courses and specialization:
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Games beyond GeoGuesser!!
Top 10 Google Maps games of all times
By Aleks Buczkowski – Geoawesomeness
From Geoawesomeness Aleks Buczkowski Sept 2, 2015