Category Archives: GIS in the news

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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Enlightening election map

One of the more interesting set of maps for the US 2016 Presidential Election. The maps show some of the nuances of the geography of the results.

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US River Maps

A recent Daily Mail article describes two different maps of US river systems.   

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Story Maps by Journalists

Journalists embrace story maps as an interactive news medium.

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Louisana needs volunteer on-line mapping help

As the Louisiana’s emergency management agency tries to evaluate flooding damage, one challenge they face is assessing the number and type (commercial, residential, etc.) of damaged structures. However, there is a lack of mapped structures. So volunteers are needed to create an account … Continue reading

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Free website for printing topographic maps

National Geographic launched a free website for printing detailed topographical maps: http://petapixel.com/2016/08/06/nat-geo-launches-free-website-printing-detailed-topographical-maps/.

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Mapping Catholic lands for environmental sustainability

Read about Molly Burhans’ nonprofit called the GoodLand Project, which aims to map church-owned lands using GIS technology and then use the information for better stewardship of the land.

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