Category Archives: GIS in the news

Image interpreters needed for post disaster damage assessment in Puerto Rico

***Time Sensitive: Apply by 9/22*** Direct Relief (www.directrelief.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a stated mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for … Continue reading

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Recent disaster relief data

The World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD WG) team has compiled an initial list of sources that contain data, information and products in support of Hurricane Irma and the Mexico Earthquake response and recovery.  

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GIS projects featured at Visualizing Knowledge Exhibition

Louisa Winchell, Matt Shelley-Reade, and Sam Raby presented visual geographies through story maps at Wesleyan’s Visualizing Knowledge Exhibition. Sam’s “The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Mapping Relocation” story map won 3rd prize. Read more at http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2017/05/12/students-showcase-research-at-visualizing-knowledge-exhibition/.

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GIS students highlighted in local paper

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GIS data availability might change over time

Different universities, non-profits, and volunteers are attempting to relocate federal data sources… See some examples at Adaptation Clearinghouse and elsewhere. Diehard Coders Just Rescued NASA’s Earth Science Data  

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Volunteers opportunity: Conservation road mapping in Sumatra (via Google Earth)

Find more details at http://nrmjobs.com.au/search?g=9918634

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GIS story map shows impact of mining on caribou habitat in Ontario

Wildlife Conservation Society Canada released a story map to share data and information about mineral exploration in Ontario’s boreal caribou ranges: http://wcs-global.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=69ce6f567b4e415d8e3bb6e4c8634b88 

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Wesleyan GIS students in the news

Introductory GIS students presented their community-based service-learning projects in early December. Read about their projects at the Hartford Courant, Wesleyan’s Engage blog, and Wesleyan News.

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Interactive map showing 30 years of landscape changes

View thirty-year compilations of satellite images for anywhere on Earth.

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Commuting routes reveal new US megaregions

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