Seeing and Solving World Problems with Geography, GIS/Esri, National Geographic!!!


First, we are glad to be involved, informed and educated.

National Geographic has free courses for teachers that are awesome , and they provide ways of having us see the world, as we learn.

Here is how we analyze world problems.

Think environment and big data. The science of where?

The Science of Where – Unlock Data’s Full Potential (the big picture)

We use technology in powerful ways. We hope that students are learning subjects for the facilitation of knowledge to use on a daily basis.

There is a world problem in the understanding of the effects of the Corona Virus. COVID-19 .

Here are ladders to learn about it using data.

Scientists and Geography and GIS unite to share knowledge with you using visual data.

COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1rpqMAAsd91tIdihCDVewtjH3TLIcn2ZTpfD69Kt5jTChXv7Wu9k0utQ4#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

What is GIS? | Geographic Information System Mapping … – Esri

https://www.esri.com › en-us › what-is-gis › overview

A framework to organize, communicate, and understand the science of our world..do you know it?

A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data. … It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes.

Lancet Inf Dis Article: Here. Mobile Version: Here. Visualization: JHU CSSE. Automation Support: Esri Living Atlas team and JHU APL.

Data sources: WHOCDCECDCNHC and DXY. Read more in this blogContact US.

Big data explains in different ways without politicizing.

If your schools are not teaching this they should.

https://www.esri.com/en-us/home


Students can experience use of NOAA’s examples in schools and museums.

They can also

Education | Science On a Sphere

Science On a Sphere® is a unique and captivating educational tool that is used in science museums, visitor centers, zoos, aquariums, laboratories, and schools around the world. The Science On a Sphere® team and the SOS Users Collaborative Network are continually looking for ways to expand the educational capabilities of SOS. The educational material created to support SOS is available here, including scripts, lessons plans, and evaluations

What is Science On a Sphere®?

Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere, which is used to explain what are sometimes complex environmental processes, in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating.

Science On a Sphere® extends NOAA’s educational program goals, which are designed to increase public understanding of the environment. Using NOAA’s collective experience and knowledge of the Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere, NOAA uses Science On a Sphere® as an instrument to enhance informal educational programs in science centers, universities, and museums across the country. Science On a Sphere® is available to any institution and is currently in operation at a number of facilities in the US.

What is SOS Explorer?

SOS Explorer (SOSx) is a flat screen version of the widely popular Science On a Sphere®(SOS). The revolutionary software takes SOS datasets, usually only seen on a 6-foot sphere in large museum spaces, and makes them more accessible. The visualizations show information provided by satellites, ground observations and computer models.

There are two versions available. SOS Explorer is an exhibit-quality version and SOS Explorer Mobile is a free introductory version. Learn more about SOSx here!


Esri’s Disaster Response Program (DRP) assists with disasters worldwide as part of corporate citizenship. They support response and relief efforts with GIS technology and expertise when your capacity is exceeded.

When you need help quickly, Esri can provide data, software, configurable applications, and technical support for your emergency GIS operations. Use GIS to rapidly access and visualize mission-critical information about the specific locations affected by a disaster. Get the information you need fast, in a way that’s easy to understand, to make better decisions during a crisis.

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