WesGIS Workshop: Crowd-sourced disaster relief efforts in Nepal

Want to help with relief efforts in Nepal after Saturday’s Magnitude 7.8 earthquake? Special WesGIS/Mapping workshop: Introduction to OpenStreetMap.org Relief Mapping for Nepal When: Friday, May 1, 2:00-3:00 pm Where: Allbritton 204 Who: Anyone in the Wesleyan community who is interested in helping out by tracing (digitizing) objects from aerial photos. No GIS experience required. … Read more

Upcoming WesGIS Workshop: Introduction to GIS

May 20 & 21, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, Allbritton 204 Free training workshop for Wesleyan faculty and staff introducing fundamental concepts and skills to begin using a geographic information system (GIS). Training includes short presentation demonstrating skills, hands-on skills time with step-by-step tutorials,  instructional materials, and refreshments/snacks. Good for beginners or for current GIS … Read more

WesGIS Workshop: Story Maps

Creating a Story Map Friday, April 10, 2:00-3:00, Allbritton 204 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 … Read more

Upcoming GIS Working Group meeting

GIS Working Group – Story maps in the classroom Thursday February 19 1:00 – 2:00 pm Fisk 115 light snacks and refreshments provided This month’s GIS Working Group meeting will include a discussion about story maps in the classroom. Colleaugues who have implemented and are currently using story maps as a pedagogical tool will share … Read more

GIS Day Wednesday Nov 19

Wednesday, November 19 (GIS Day) Student-led GIS Day events, 11:00-12:30, Usdan Lobby GeoQuiz (prizes!), WesMemories map, and more Connecticut State GIS Day events, 9:00-3:00, Beckham Hall ctgis.uconn.edu Preliminary Schedule: 8:45-9:10 Networking and poster viewing (all day) 9:10-9:30 Opening Remarks 9:30-10 Susan Yurasevecz, Epidemiologist and Marcia Maillard, Nutrition Consultant, Connecticut Department of Public Health, “Addressing Obesity … Read more

Campus events during National Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22)

Next week is National Geography Awareness Week! Come celebrate with events on campus Monday and Wednesday… All events free and open to everyone.   Monday, November 17 Allen Carroll, ESRI Seminar title: “Story Maps: Geo-Enabled Storytelling in the Digital Age” 3:00 pm, with reception to follow Woodhead Lounge (Exley Room 184) Wednesday, November 19 (GIS … Read more

WesGIS Speaker: Allen Carroll

This Monday at 3 pm Allen Carroll, Program Manager for Storytelling at Esri, will present “Story Maps: Geo-Enabled Storytelling in the Digital Age.” The seminar is in the Woodhead Lounge (Exley Room 184) at 3:00 pm, with reception to follow. Carroll, former chief cartographer at National Geographic, creates powerful spatial narratives through the integration of … Read more