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11 November 2019

Students need to be taught how to read maps… or do they? [Geography Awareness Week]

But being able to read a map, and to orient your brain as to where you are and which direction you need to head is a very important skill. …. Try riding the BART train into San Francisco without being able to read the train route map and you might wind up riding for hours.  — Sherri Kuhn (Washington Post, 2015)

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6 May 2015

It’s 2015. We respond to earthquakes from space.

The seismic waves ringing out from Nepal on April 25 reached sensors around the planet, mobilizing a vast, remote response that’s truly a sign of the times in modern seismic disaster recovery. While Kathmandu and the surrounding towns and villages stood shocked and crippled by the now-named Gorkha earthquake, satellites sweeping by overhead quickly gathered a picture of the scene, transmitting intricate detail of the disaster to the world with …

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