The group's mission is to create a lively GeoMentoring community in the Inland Empire region of Southern California (western San Bernardino and Riverside counties). It is a meeting place for GIS professionals, Esri staff, and educators to support and participate in the use of GIS technology and spatial thinking for local students of all ages. Here, we explain needs, offer opportunities, share our activities, interests and visions, lend our expertise, and much more.
This morning, Colton HS GIS students and teacher Bruce Ingram braved the chilly, rainy weather in the Redlands region, and made a field trip to the Wildlands Conservancy in Oak Glen. There they collected tree data with GIS Manager Tory Elmore, using Survey123. They created the survey in advance using Survey123 Connect, so that some fields could be calculated automatically. For example, students measured tree circumference, and the diameter was calculated from that. Tory taught students to measure tree height using a clinometer. Afterward, they stopped at the Esri Cafe for lunch. Great job, everyone!
The Grove School in Redlands seeks help for a Winterim class (1.5 weeks interdisciplinary investigation) exploring Minecraft and 3D city design/mapping. Dates are March 9-17, 2017. If available, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Esri Higher Education Open House is a free event for educators, students, researchers, administrators, and anyone else in higher education who's interested in exploring the current trends in geospatial technology.