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Mick Law 10 September 2014 170
The Sentinel Hotspot Mapper from Geoscience Australia has recently undergone a facelift which makes it much more user friendly. The site was covered in our recent Web Roundup but I wanted to show off all of the new features in a dedicated blog post. The site itself includes hotspot data from three satellites covering 24 hours of every day. This also includes a repository of hotspot data that goes...
googlechartmap
Mick Law 07 September 2014 104
Creating a map in Google Drive Did you know you can easily create a map using your Google Drive spreadsheets tool? Simply create a Google Spreadsheet that contains some sort of geographic information, this image uses global CO2 emissions per 1000 people for the world's countries. In the Google Spreadsheet, highlight the cells you wish to use in your map. From the Insert menu select Chart, and from...
qldglobe01
Mick Law 29 August 2014 140
Globes QLD Globe http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mapping-data/queensland-globe The Queensland Globe is a fantastic tool that I think will give many teachers a ‘foot in the door’ when it comes to using geospatial technology in their classrooms. This initiative kicked off in 2013 and was led by Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines and has led the way as other states come on board...
web designers
Mick Law 29 August 2014 117
New Website Launch Well I’ve been promising our new website for a while now but it is finally here. The team and I, see below, have been planning a range of new website features, some you can already see while others will be rolled out in coming weeks and months. This is phase one of many. The layout of the site itself will change, as the way I’ve been collecting information has changed. Previ...
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Mick Law 29 August 2014 196
Web resources roundup Every so often we plan to bring you a brief roundup of some of the best interactive mapping websites and resources related to geospatial education. We have some amazing sites this week, all interactive maps, that have either recently been released or recently had a makeover. Like we did, enjoy taking the time to go through them. Examine a whole range of Australia’s data usi...
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Mick Law 29 August 2014 235
Apps Roundup I’m regularly asked by teachers about the best applications to use with mobile devices in Geography. The Australian Curriculum: Geography’s focus on geospatial tools and fieldwork opens plenty of doors to using these tools on mobile devices like phones, tablets or ipads. Apps in Geography fit into a few categories and I’ll pick out a few of the better ones below. The emphasis is...