AGI Launches Initiative to Study Student Learning of 'Streams of Data'

November 1, 2019 (ALEXANDRIA, Va.) - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce a new initiative to conduct research on ways students currently use, and can more effectively use, the scientific data sets of federal agencies and other organizations to learn science and mathematics.

AGI is undertaking the "Streams of Data" initiative in collaboration with the Education Development Center (EDC), a major contributor to science and math curricula in the United States and abroad, and with funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

Hi-res (40 cm) satellite imagery now available from European geospatial company

A satellite with solar panels and the Earth in the background.

via European Space Imaging:

"The 40 cm resolution data is available for both standard orders and time-critical rush orders. On average, imagery ordered from the archive in the rush mode takes less than 2 hours to be delivered, and new image collections less than 3 hours, enabling agencies to respond to critical situations in a timely manner."

Read the full press release.

Do you use geologic map data? Take our survey!

Geologic mapping survey postcard.
The AGI Workforce Program is investigating how geoscientists use geologic maps in the course of their work. This survey, combined with a voluntary follow-up survey, will be used to determine the extent to which geologic map data are used throughout the economy. This is a preliminary survey designed to understand the general
scope and extent of the use of geologic map data (including bedrock, gravity, magnetics, surficial, hazards, flood maps, and more).

USGS Publishes Updated State Geologic Map Compilation #geoscience #geology

Cover of the SGMC Report from the USGS
The USGS published an update to the State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. It represents a seamless, spatial database of 48 State geologic maps that range from 1:50,000 to 1:1,000,000 scale, and this version includes updated data for six states, data for seven entirely new states, and numerous corrected errors since the preliminary dataset was launched.


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