Story Maps

For my Intro to GIS, my students created Story Maps using ArcGIS Online. Story Maps allow creators to tie images, videos, and maps together with a story line that anyone can follow. Here are some samples (best viewed in Firefox or Google Chrome): Eat San Antonio by David Parr Come and Visit Costa Rica by…

Teaching students to schedule project work

Dan Ariely recently had an “Ask-Me-Anything” (AMA) session on Reddit, and one of his experiments he discussed had results that I think directly relates to my experience with student’s final projects in Intro GIS: [–]bobby_g3 275 points 1 day ago What has been your favorite social experiment to try on a college campus and which experiment has changed…

Thesis: Innovation Diffusion Research in Geographic Information Science Research

My thesis is available at the Digital Collections of Texas State University. Abstract: Geographic Information Science (GIS) researchers analyze digital data to identify spatial patterns quantitatively. Following a similar approach, this thesis research reveals the diffusion dynamics of GIS research through analyzing the field’s publications. A total of 985 GIS journal articles published between 1997 and…