GeoDev Meetup-Washington, DC

October 11   5:30pm

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

GeoDev Meetup – Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 5:30 PM

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

137 Members Went

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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AAG Launches New Undergraduate Student Affinity Group

The American Association of Geographers will launch a new affinity group specifically for undergraduate students. The Undergraduate Student Affinity Group (USAG) will be an international community of students studying geography, offering opportunities to network and socialize, get advice on graduate study and careers, and take part in academic events.

USAG will work closely with the Graduate Student Affinity Group (GSAG) to plan and develop joint events and workshops that are run by students for students. These may include mentoring and advice on applying to grad school.

USAG membership is open to undergraduate students at a college or university anywhere in the world who are studying geography or a closely related subject (e.g., environmental studies, urban and regional planning, GIScience, geoscience, global studies, or social science education), and are members of the AAG—joining AAG and USAG can happen simultaneously.

Undergraduate students can join the AAG for just $38 and receive full membership benefits including access to scholarly journals and publications, exclusive access to the Jobs in Geography listings, participation in the knowledge communities, and reduced rates for Annual Meeting and other event registration. They can join USAG for an additional $1.

We are also looking for a few students to form the inaugural board of USAG and shape the future of this group. Nominations are welcome throughout the fall and winter, and officers will be selected during the first Business Meeting of USAG held during the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston, April 5-9, 2017. Please let us know if you know particularly enthusiastic students in their sophomore or junior years who might be keen to serve as an officer of this group for two years.

For further information please visit or contact Jenny Lunn (jlunn [at] aag [dot] org).

Swarm Satellites Measure Earth’s Magnetism and Electricity

From Earth Imaging Journal

October 4, 2016

In 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a trio of Swarm satellites to monitor Earth’s magnetic field. According to a research paper published in Science Advances on Sept. 30, 2016, the satellites were able to measure a faint magnetic field created by oceans that led to discoveries about Earth’s electrical nature.

The magnetic field shields humans from cosmic radiation and charged particles that bombard Earth from the sun. Scientists hope to learn more about this protective field to understand many natural processes, from those occurring deep inside the planet to weather in space caused by solar activity. This information will then yield a better understanding of why Earth’s magnetic field is weakening.

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Amazing Maps: Plastic in Oceans, US Electricity Usage, Chromium-6 in Water

From Geospatial for eNews-Links of the Week:

Plastic in our oceans:

US Electricity Usage:

Carcinogen Chromium-6 in Drinking Water: