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Nov 20

TCEA Presentations

If you’re looking for cool things related to geospatial technology, digital maps, interactive online mapping….and need it to be free for your school. (Yes, FREE! No catch…really!)

Join the TCEA GEOSIG at one of these presentation during the annual conference in February!


Elementary Social Studies: Thinking Spatially

12:00-1 pm in Room 17A

Tom Baker & Anita Palmer

Connect with Your Community Using 21st Century Tools

3:30pm-5pm  in Room 6B

Carolyn Mitchell & Roger Palmer


Enhancing Social Studies with Digital Maps

1:30-3pm in Room 4A

Tom Baker, Anita Palmer & Chris Bunin

Dead Authors, Dusty Books and Mapping Their Connections

1:30-3pm  in Room 6B

Barbaree Duke


GEO-SIG Luncheon: Dining with Drones

11:30-1:30 in Hilton Room 415AB


Oct 15

Good Question: Do you have resources on biodiversity hotspots?

While we do have some single lessons on our site, we didn’t have one that met this criteria exactly.  We did find some resources online that might be helpful.

Biodiversity Mapping has a nice collection that’s easy to view.

A good article and a gallery of images(maps) from the folks at Yale…

What are hotspots as it relates to conservation?

Focused regional maps make up this collection:


Mar 17

Celebrating our Irish

Top of the morning to all of our geo-friends! The GISetc is showing off our Irish roots as you can see by our dancing.  We also wanted to point you to some great map resources.

Check out the geography of Irish surnames, take an aerial tour of Dublin or get the top 10 tourist locations and more…all with some cool ArcGIS online maps.


Jul 17

#GISedSelfie Fun from Esri EdUC

Thanks for stopping by and spreading the joy of all things geo!


Jul 13

Using GIS to Teach Common Core

 Check out the latest project from Barbaree about using GIS to teach Common Core standards.  This summer she added math and has a nifty portal to serve as home base.  Click on over to to get all the details.  You could be mapping your way through Common Core today!

#GlobalSelfie Earth Day

Apr 22

Global Selfie Day

GISetc is wishing all a Happy Earth Day! Today we will post several pics on this blog and our social network channels to NASA to “create an image of Earth from the ground up.”  Get outside today and take your#GlobalSelfie,  help NASA and put yourself on the map!

The global results are pretty cool! 

Rog and Anita Palmer in the downtown Dallas office









Barbaree Duke in the Louisiana office

Emily Adams up in Richardson


Mar 04

MOOC: Skills for the Digital Earth

The “Skills for the Digital Earth” MOOC (massively open online course) is appropriate for GIS newbies and also includes more advanced modules for those seasoned GISers. This MOOC is offered by Elmhurst College and sponsored by the GeoTech Center. FREE registration is now open.

Details : Registration: MOOC Brochure

The entire MOOC is FREE and open to the public…badges available for completion of each module. Successful completion of the entire MOOC and first course in GIS Program (either Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate, or Master’s Program) is waived at Elmhurst College.

Perfect for teachers new to GIS or those who just want to know a bit about how geospatial technologies work.


Jan 31

TCEA 2014

We’d love to see all of our geospatial friends next week at TCEA!  We have presentations on Tuesday at the ELA/SS Academy and you can catch us hanging out, being spatial in the exhibit hall at Esri booth 2210!  If you’re in Austin, TX for the event, please come say hello and talk GIS with us!

If you liked what you saw, get the handouts and goodies at our page or online at the conference handout page.

gis santa horizontal mappedw numbers trimmed

Dec 20

A Merry Christmas to all and Mappy New Year: 2013 in Review

Our year in review:

Migrated to a new and more “with it” website format Changed our eShopping cart (yet again) Blogged and curated some of the best geospatial content on the internet Inaugurated a great new sticker series Did trainings in Texas, California, Hawaii, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait and oh YES… we started a non-profit called Geoporter!

Stay tuned in 2014 as GISetc returns as part of your monthly emails. We have some fantastic content and resources coming your way! AND please think about checking out what Geoporter is up to as it grows and spreads. Please spread the word.

So, from each of our desks, we wish you a restful and very geospatial holiday season. 

 Oh yeah…enjoy our holiday video!

Roger, Anita, Barbaree, and Emily at GISetc 

Amy at Geoporter

Geoporter Indiegogo fundraising campaign


Dec 09

Send a Little Spatial Cheer This Season

Have a little fun with all your spatial friends this season!  We have limited quantities of these geospatial postcards.  It’s a great way to say hello this season with a little less in postage!