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Weekliii Round-Up: News on Drone Mapping and Spatial Data Spring Cleaning

This week has been a busy one. While we have been busy working on projects that will soon be ready for announcement, we have shared a few #DailyBrainCandiii articles this week that you may find interesting. Want to know what is in the works? Well, we will have all of those details in our April Newsletter - which is quickly approaching! Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to get the scoop.

Drone technology has found its way into many unlikely fields and industries as it has boomed over the last few years. Why should the Oil and Gas industry be any different? Many companies have found this "go anywhere" technology a true asset for collecting data in areas where access may be challenging or even dangerous for employees. For insights on how this is being applied, this post has some surprising details.

This week we welcomed in the start of a new season. While Spring has sprung and we may not yet be feeling it on the weather front (Brrrr, may be more likely), we can still embrace the many traditions associated with this new beginning. One of those is spring cleaning. Fortunately for those who are not looking to completely overhaul their closets or scrub their baseboards, this type of cleaning may be of a spatial variety. This is the perfect time to get a hold on the geospatial files gathering dust on our enterprise networks, brushing them off, polishing where we may, and giving them a renewed sense of purpose. What are tips to pull this off? Well, we have just the answers for you in this post.

Methods used across universities for educating their students differ from campus to campus - and often even more so between those leading each curriculum. With that said, education for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geography is no exception.

While many colleges have not yet embraced GIS as a primary course of study, those who have are finding newer and better ways to teach its key components and applications to their students.

For example, one professor at the University of Toronto has found great success employing a hybrid approach to geoeducation, moving many of his lectures to online videos and driving his students to complete self-directed, problem-based assignments. Learn more about his methods and successes - and how they might work for your own endeavors - in this post from Esri Canada.

A new report this month has predicted dramatic changes to the frac sand supply chain to the Permain Basin. In turn, this could lead to impressive savings in localizing the product as well as cost in general. Find out more in this article by OilVoice.


#DailyBrainCandiii and #WeekliiiRoundUp are inspired by brain candiii, a division of Integrated Informatics that develops Geographic Information System (GIS) training for Energy and Natural Resources professionals.


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