ArcGIS for Environmental Analysis, in Akumal, Mexico, south of Cancun, for only $500, December 9-14. The fee benefits local conservation groups by greatly reducing their cost for training. For more information see – http://www.junipergis.com/files/AkumalGISClass.pdf
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. October 29, 12:00-2:00, PAC 100. Short presentation followed by hands-on workshop introducing fundamental concepts and skills to begin using a GIS. Good for beginner or for current GIS users that want to update to ArcGIS 10.2. Participants may attend all or a portion of the workshop. Topics include: what kind … Read more
Using the Where’s George site that tracks dollar bills, a theoretical physicist maps more realistic, “effective” state boundaries. Read more at the original post and at the NPR Krulwich Wonders blog.
The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut will present a seminar on the new release of the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) grid mapping system on Monday, October 28th. The speaker is Mr. Craig Rollins, a mathematician who works for the federal government, who is the author of the revised … Read more
Go to http://wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/womenofwesleyan-STEM to see the schedule for Friday’s Women in STEM event, which will provide information and encouragement for women who are considering, or are pursuing, careers in science, technology, engineering, or math.
GIS courses for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 See below for this year’s exciting GIS course offerings. For course descriptions, see WesMaps. Introduction to GIS (E&ES 322) and Service Learning Lab (E&ES 324): Fall 2013. Intended participants: Students with limited or no prior GIS experience. GIS in Research Seminar (QAC 239): Fall 2013. Intended participants: … Read more
The Language Mapper Tool is an interactive map allowing users to explore the geography of language and immigrant communities in the United States. Visit the Maps in the Media page for more examples of GIS applications.
Check out the Summer 2013 issue of GeoFocus (page 6) for an article about E&ES 322/324 service-learning projects with local land conservation organizations. GeoFocus is the Connecticut GIS User to User Network newsletter.
Caleb Corliss (’13) volunteered with Middlesex Land Trust during the 2012-13 academic year to develop a mapping system for MLT. Caleb’s efforts allow for efficient data compilation and standardization of MLT cartographic templates. His maps appear on the MLT website and at property trailheads. See one of his maps: Highland Pond Preserve map. This summer … Read more
Go to the Training page to see a sample of non-Wesleyan GIS training opportunities. Many more training sessions can be found online.