To map accurate land use data for modern Chinatown maps in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, volunteers in the three cities went door to door mapping businesses and land use.
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. October 29, 12:00-2:00, PAC 100. Short presentation followed by hands-on workshop introducing fundamental concepts and skills to begin using a GIS. Good for beginner or for current GIS users that want to update to ArcGIS 10.2. Participants may attend all or a portion of the workshop. Topics include: what kind … Read more
Using the Where’s George site that tracks dollar bills, a theoretical physicist maps more realistic, “effective” state boundaries. Read more at the original post and at the NPR Krulwich Wonders blog.
GIS courses for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 See below for this year’s exciting GIS course offerings. For course descriptions, see WesMaps. Introduction to GIS (E&ES 322) and Service Learning Lab (E&ES 324): Fall 2013. Intended participants: Students with limited or no prior GIS experience. GIS in Research Seminar (QAC 239): Fall 2013. Intended participants: … Read more
The Language Mapper Tool is an interactive map allowing users to explore the geography of language and immigrant communities in the United States. Visit the Maps in the Media page for more examples of GIS applications.