Frank King is a Halifax-based GIS consultant who is a champion for the educational value of maps and geographic information systems (GIS).
GIS Ambassador Profile: Ian Manning
Read how Ian Manning, a Nova Scotia-based master’s student, shares the educational value of maps and geogra...
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GIS Day: A time to celebrate maps and geography
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App of the Month: CLOCA Integrated Watershed Monitoring Program
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November’s GIS Ambassador: Kris Jones
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October’s GIS Ambassador: Melissa Lavoie
Melissa Lavoie is this month’s GIS Ambassador who supports the use of GIS in Northern Ontario communities.
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Join us at the GIS in Education and Research Conference in March
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August’s GIS Ambassador: Jeannine Johnstone
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Dr. Lynn Moorman: July’s GIS Ambassador
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Find ArcGIS Online resources for math, science and history to try with your students in the upcoming school year.
Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador
Debbie Verduga: June’s GIS Ambassador is a Crime Analyst with the Toronto Police Service who teaches K-12 students about GIS
Celebrate National Indigenous History Month with mapping activities
June is National Indigenous Peoples month. GIS can teach students about where they have lived and the treaties that governed their lives
A Skills Ontario GIS Competition: Connecting students with real-world GIS
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Scholarship winner Stephanie Potter hopes to empower minority groups
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May’s GIS Ambassadors: Scott Humphrey and Hodan Jama from Edmonton