The beauty of online geospatial technologies is their ease of use. Most of these online tools are freely available and designed with a single theme in mind with a simple interface.
Malcolm McInerney has created this blog site as a way to record his ideas for GIS and share resources for the teaching community. Check back regularly for more thoughts.
The Destination Spatial site is a great resource for finding out where spatial technologies can take your students. They can check out tertiary courses in the field and look at the different professions that use spatial technologies in their jobs. Great for those students who are keen on the technologies in the classroom.
The Geospatial Revolution
The Geospatial Revolution website is an ongoing project that aims to highlight the way geospatial technologies are changing the world we live in. There are some fantastic videos that outline the history and relevance of spatial technologies as well as resources for educators and links to other online resources.
Geoscience Australia MapConnect
The free MapConnect service allows you to view and download Geoscience Australia’s spatial data for any location across Australia. Major infrastructure, roads and rail, localities, landuse, contours and spot heights, and vegetation cover (and more) can all be downloaded for free. Check out the user guide from ESRI Australia to get started.
Twitter is a confusing, dynamic, immense repository of information that people are adding to every second; using it properly is the hard part. Consult this guide for getting started and just dive in! Some notable Australian geographers worth following (please submit more!):
And a non-Australian! Seth Dixon