GIS Working Group Meeting, May 15 @ 2pm

GIS Working Group Meeting: Story Maps in the Classroom Recap
Friday, May 15, 2:00 pm
Exley Room 409

Earlier this semester, the GIS Working Group heard from faculty members who planned to integrate Esri Story Maps into their Spring 2015 courses. On Friday, we are reconvening for an informal discussion about what worked or did not work regarding story maps as a pedagogical tool in a variety of courses on campus. Story maps combine interactive online maps with other content (text, photos, video, audio) to portray a place, event, issue, or pattern within a geographic context. Story maps can use the tools of a geographic information system but don’t require creators or users to have any special knowledge of GIS. (For an overview of story maps go to http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/.) All are welcome to join the conversation.

The GIS Working Group is an informal meeting to explore issues of incorporating geographic information systems (GIS), mapping, and spatial technologies into teaching and scholarship. The main goal of the group is to connect the growing network of Wesleyan’s GIS users on a regular basis in order to provide an inclusive venue for engaging interested faculty and staff in exploring and expanding the use of spatial technologies in their own work and to foster interdisciplinary collaborations. Funding for the GIS Working Group provided by an Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life Collaborative Project Grant.

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