Category Archives: GIS in the news

Wesleyan celebrates GIS Day

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US voter turnout 2018

States generally experienced higher voter turnout this year, compared with previous years. From https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-2018-midterms-in-4-charts/.

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“The United States of Apathy” map showcases the dramatic effect of low voter turnout in U.S. elections.

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Mapping voter behavior across the country

Voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections could be higher than in 2014, with polls showing more competitive races and higher levels of interest among the public. This article examines voter participation rates in the 2016 election and discusses demographic … Continue reading

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Mapping TV: 50 Maps of the U.S. Cultural Divide

New York Times maps of the popularity of certain TV shows in the US.

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Why GIS in Education matters…

From Joseph Kerski, Esri Education Manager: An article in Geospatial World about why GIS in education matters: https://www.geospatialworld.net/blogs/why-gis-in-education-matters/ Compilation of statements about the importance of spatial data: https://spatialreserves.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/key-statements-about-the-importance-of-spatial-data/

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Google Maps’ 2018 April Fools’ Day map game

“Where’s Waldo” is hiding in Google Maps for April Fools’ Day. 

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Earth’s curvature and US road corrections

Two interesting articles about longitude and the US road/landholdings grid. The artist’s website: http://www.gercoderuijter.com/gerco2/.  

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Wesleyan launches interactive campus map

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GIS Students Assist CT Forest & Park Association with GIS Needs

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