Worldmapper: support this essential tools for Geographers | Alan Parkinson

The new Worldmapper website was launched at the GA Conference following months of investment of their own time and money from Ben Hennig and Tina Gotthardt. It is used in classrooms around the country (and beyond) and would be great to support them at this time. I’m amazed no geospatial company hasn’t wanted to be involved in ensuring this remains free for all educators to use forever. The new mapping makes this an even more useful site, but as someone who used to run a website knows (albeit rather less useful), bandwidth and server costs aren’t free…
Let’s see if as many geography teachers…

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Isle of Dogs | Alan Parkinson

I’ve been telling everyone I’ve seen for the last month that they have to go and see Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’. This is still showing in some cinemas as I write this blogpost, and is a real tour de force of creativity and filmmaking. It’s a stop-motion animation which involved hundreds of people for a year and a half, and the creation of tens of thousand of bespoke props and different methods of filming at different scales.
The story concerns the cat loving Kobayashi dynasty, and the fate of the Mayor’s son and his dog, alongside a group of other dogs who have been exiled to Trash…

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GA Conference 2018 – Post #16- Virtual glaciers | Alan Parkinson

One session at the GA Conference introduced a new project which has created a VR resource on Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes which can be appreciated by everyone without the need for further equipment or materials.

Here’s the link to the resource details. This is a ‘work in progress’ so come back to find more.

You will need to register to access the resources. I’m still waiting for my registration to be approved, and will let you know more when that happens…

I appreciated the explanation of how this is not a replacement for real fieldwork. I always subscribe to Chris Durbin’s maxim…

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Madrid – GI Learner post 2 of 3 | Alan Parkinson

I’m well behind on catching up after this trip. The GI Learner workshop that we did at the GA Conference shared some of the outcomes in an earlier blogpost.

After the first day of sun, the next stage of the trip was a little rain-affected. This meant plenty of changed plans, and shuffling the sequence of events around.
We were able to take part in a mix of exploration with development of resources and trialling of ideas related to the ERASMUS requirements.
This included a long tour of the city on a tourist bus tour, complete with voiceover and some snow was seen as well.
There was a chance…

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