Geo TEDx Talks – Maps are The Whys of Where!

This tip comes via Rich Shultz (@RSchultzGeoTech), educator and Associate Director/co-PI of the National GeoTech Center…  Take 10 minutes and then pass it along to one other person. Let’s teach the importance of spatial thinking to our future workforce. In this awesome presentation, Dr. Kerski () discusses paper maps and the evolution of mobile maps, the benefits and merits of each and the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Geography / GIS.

via Rich Shultz… This TEDx talk by Dr. Joseph Kerski, will be a part of every class I ever teach. Take 10 minutes and then pass it along to one other person. Let’s teach the importance of spatial thinking to our future workforce


“A good map helps you to ask a better question.” – Joseph Kerski Joseph is a geographer who believes that mapping and geotechnologies can transform education and society through better decision-making using geography. He served for 22 years as geographer and cartographer at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and the US Geological Survey. He serves as Education Manager for Esri, where he focuses on GIS-based curriculum development, research in the effectiveness of GIS in education, professional development for educators, communicating the need for geographic skills, tools, and perspectives. Joseph is active in creating and teaching online courses in spatial thinking and geotechnologies. He wrote Interpreting Our World, Spatial Mathematics, The Essentials of the Environment, Tribal GIS, and The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data. He writes for 3 blogs. He has created over 4,000 videos. “A good map helps you to ask a better question.” – Joseph Kerski

About the video. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Are You Inspired to Map?

If Joseph inspires you to get mapping, be sure to have a read over this article,  Enhance Your GIS Skills With Free GIS Education & Learning Over Coffee.  The article provides few suggested GIS learning resources and activities that you can participate in for a little professional development each day while you unwind with a cup of coffee.

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