The Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars Program is a two-year program that begins the summer immediately prior to a student’s first year at Wesleyan. The summer program consists of several pre-matriculation activities to prepare students for the academic expectations in Wesleyan math and physical science courses. This summer’s WesMaSS cohort learned the basics of GIS in a four-day mini-course.
Yosemite National Park will have a vacancy announcement for the GIS Specialist Interdisciplinary GS-9/11 (0150, 0401, 1301) beginning next Monday, August 21st at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477015100 Continue reading
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/.
Students in Advanced GIS (Spring 2017) presented the culmination of their semester long projects. See below for examples of their work…
The Spatial Analysis Lab at Smith College is looking for recent graduates to fill a Spatial Analysis Fellow position at Smith College. Details and application are available at: http://bit.ly/Smith2017SpatialFellow.
The State of California, Tahoe Conservancy has a GIS specialist position open, duty station, S. Lake Tahoe, CA: https://jobs.ca.gov/
Story Maps: How to create a dynamic online map experience
Friday, May 5, 1:30 pm
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 special knowledge of GIS. This workshop for faculty and staff entails hands-on training on how to create a story map. Suitable for beginners or current GIS users that want to update to webmap platforms.
GIS Working Group Meeting
Story Maps: What they are and how to leverage them in your classroom
Friday, May 5, 12:30 pm
Join fellow faculty and staff members for an informal discussion about integrating Story Maps into courses. We will discuss the utility of story maps as a pedagogical tool in a variety of courses on campus. 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 special knowledge of GIS. Faculty members have used story maps as alternatives to reports and presentations or as stand-alone projects. (For an overview of story maps go to http://storymaps.arcgis.com/en/.) All are welcome to join the conversation.