Friday, May 13, 2016



"We need to add Art + Design to the equation — to transform STEM into STEAM."
STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? - Education Week Teacher

STEM to STEAM Map: nice zooming

stem steam - Google Search
"STEM education refers to the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
STEAM education incorporates the “A” for the arts –
recognizing that to be successful in technical fields,
individuals must also be creative and use critical thinking skills
which are best developed through exposure to the arts."

web: p5.js (and d3.js)

p5.js (
"the power of Processing times the reach of JavaScript"

p5.js overview · processing/p5.js Wiki
"p5.js is a JavaScript library that starts with the original goal of Processing—to make coding accessible for artists, designers, educators, and beginners—and reinterprets this for today's web.

Using the original metaphor of a software sketchbook, p5.js has a full set of drawing functionality. However, you're not limited to your drawing canvas, you can think of your whole browser page as your sketch! For this, p5.js has addon libraries that make it easy to interact with other HTML5 objects, including text, input, video, webcam, and sound."

p5.js get started

p5.js tutorials

geo data: GeoJSON, TopoJSON, D3.js

course: Geospatial Mapping with D3 | Pluralsight



mbostock/topojson: An extension to GeoJSON that encodes topology.

mbostock/us-atlas: Roll your own TopoJSON from the National Atlas and U.S. Census Bureau.

GDAL: GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library

GDAL: ogr2ogr


TIGER Products - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau
TIGER = Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing
TIGER products are spatial extracts from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database, containing features such as roads, railroads, rivers, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas.

Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles - Counties - Geography - U.S. Census Bureau

Downloads | Natural

Azure IoT: Internet of Trees

Internet of Trees -

Connecting Particle Photon to Cloud Services.pptx - Microsoft PowerPoint Online

The Maker Show: Episode 12 - Connecting Particle Photon to Cloud Services | The Maker Show | Channel 9

Internet of Things Show | Channel 9

The Internet of Trees | Computerworld

Will the Internet of Trees Be the Next Game Changer? @ MIT Review