The WesGIS website is a resource for Wesleyan faculty, staff, and students. Use the resources on this blog to enrich your teaching and research with geospatial visualization and analysis and to find information about GIS news, resources, and workshops on campus.

GIS allows us to answer question such as: How can you find out how diverse your neighborhood is? What did the Chicago lakeshore look like before the lake infilling? Where are the world’s endangered languages and what do they sound like? For examples, click on the links above or go to the Maps in the Media and GIS Blogs pages.


Kim Diver is the primary contact for GIS-related issues. One of Kim’s roles on campus is to promote the use of GIS and other technologies for geospatial data analysis and visualization across disciplines. Contact information: kdiver; x-2610; Exley Room 427.

As part of the digital and computational knowledge initiative, Kim is available to consult with faculty and students on implementing GIS in teaching and research. Kim teaches the intro to GIS course for E&ES along with its service learning component (E&ES 322 and 324), introduced a new course that focuses on GIS applications in the social sciences and humanities (QAC 231), and offers an advanced course (QAC 239) designed to support faculty and student research projects.

Promoting the use of GIS in the liberal arts and sciences at Wesleyan is part of the Digital and Computational Knowledge Initiative (DACKI) and Advancing Technologies in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (ATTLAS) campus initiatives. For more information on the digital and computational knowledge initiative and the associated courses see http://www.wesleyan.edu/qac/dacki/index.html and http://dacki.blogs.wesleyan.edu/.

WesGIS logo and blog header credits: Jennifer Carlstrom, Lead Designer, Wesleyan University Information Technology Services