October 22, 2018

The spring 2019 schedule has been released and here is the list of the exciting courses that we are offering:

GEO100 Human Geography
GEO101 Physical Geography
GEO110 Basic GIS
GEO112 Smartphone GPS
GEO222 Global Environmental Issues
GEO230 Meteorology
GEO300 Methods in Geography
GEO305 US and Canada
GEO317 World Regional Geography
GEO350 Severe Storms and Natural Hazards
GEO4/526 Principles of GIS
GEO4/531 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
GEO4/540 Spatial Statistics and GIS
GEO490 Internship
GEO498 Senior Capstone I
GEO499 Senior Capstone II
GEO616 Geographical Research
GEO620 Problems in Environmental Geography
GEO679 Applied Projects
GEO690 Internship

Also, the call for submissions to the 46th CaGIS Annual Map Design Competition for maps created or published during 2018 is now circulating.

Student mapmakers in a certificate, diploma, or degree program (bachelor, masters, doctorate) must have produced their entries with student facilities as part of an accredited course. Student entries must be verified via the instructor. Winning entries will be displayed at a number of national and international professional functions and will then become part of the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. Digital images of winning entries will also be provided (with permission) to educators and teachers as examples of excellent map design for their students.

There are no fees for student entries and the student award consists of a cash prize ($500) and a copy of Avenza MAPublisher. There are two categories that you can enter: the Arthur Robinson Award for Best Printed Map (a map or map series designed specifically for print media), and the David Woodward Award for Best Electronic Map- a map or series of related maps designed specifically for electronic media (i.e., DVD, the Web, or a mobile app).

Submit your entry by January 31, 2019. Complete an application form and submit it with one full-size print copy of your map or map product and mail it to Daniel Cole at the Smithsonian Institution. Use the appropriate address depending on the service you are using to mailing your map (see below):

UPS & FedEx:  Daniel Cole CaGIS Map Competition Smithsonian Institution, IT Office, MRC 136, 1000 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20560

USPS or International Post: Daniel Cole CaGIS Map Competition Smithsonian Institution, IT Office, MRC 136, P.O. Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-7012

For digital submissions, email a digital copy, or link to your digital map, to the following address: coled@si.edu.

Any questions, please address them to Daniel Cole at the Smithsonian Institution: coled@si.edu

Job Opportunities

GIS Planning Analyst, New Tech Global Staffing, Morgantown, WV

GIS Technician, National Computing Group, Akron, OH

GIS Specialist, Wade Tream, Cleveland, OH

GIS Analyst I, City of Durham, Durham, NC

GIS Technician, City of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Should you have any questions about any of these opportunities, do not hesitate to get in contact.


The Geography Department