Crowd-mappers needed for Nepal

The Humanitarian Open Street Map team has mobilized to help with the terrible earthquake in Nepal, fairly close to the capital Kathmandu.  Please pass along the following link to your students and colleagues:   OSM tasking manager is a crowd-mapping tool funded by US-AID, the World Bank, AusAID, and others. This collective effort … Read more

Upcoming WesGIS Workshop: Introduction to GIS

May 20 & 21, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm, Allbritton 204 Free training workshop for Wesleyan faculty and staff introducing fundamental concepts and skills to begin using a geographic information system (GIS). Training includes short presentation demonstrating skills, hands-on skills time with step-by-step tutorials,  instructional materials, and refreshments/snacks. Good for beginners or for current GIS … Read more

Upcoming GIS Working Group meeting

GIS Working Group – Story maps in the classroom Thursday February 19 1:00 – 2:00 pm Fisk 115 light snacks and refreshments provided This month’s GIS Working Group meeting will include a discussion about story maps in the classroom. Colleaugues who have implemented and are currently using story maps as a pedagogical tool will share … Read more

Wesleyan Interactive Campus Map

Wesleyan Campus Mapping Project. The map below is the story map prototype for an intreractive Wesleyan Campus Map created by introductory GIS students (E&ES 324) in collaboration with Wesleyan Facilities and Physical Plant. Student cartographers include DeNeile Cooper, Rebecca Sokol, Chloe Holden, and Katy Thompson. (Click here for the original story map format.)

EPA releases Climate Change Indicators in the U.S., 3rd edition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report, ‘Climate Change Indicators in the United States.’ The report presents observed data on key measures of our environment, including U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and many others. With 30 … Read more

GIS Day Wednesday Nov 19

Wednesday, November 19 (GIS Day) Student-led GIS Day events, 11:00-12:30, Usdan Lobby GeoQuiz (prizes!), WesMemories map, and more Connecticut State GIS Day events, 9:00-3:00, Beckham Hall Preliminary Schedule: 8:45-9:10 Networking and poster viewing (all day) 9:10-9:30 Opening Remarks 9:30-10 Susan Yurasevecz, Epidemiologist and Marcia Maillard, Nutrition Consultant, Connecticut Department of Public Health, “Addressing Obesity … Read more

Campus events during National Geography Awareness Week (November 16-22)

Next week is National Geography Awareness Week! Come celebrate with events on campus Monday and Wednesday… All events free and open to everyone.   Monday, November 17 Allen Carroll, ESRI Seminar title: “Story Maps: Geo-Enabled Storytelling in the Digital Age” 3:00 pm, with reception to follow Woodhead Lounge (Exley Room 184) Wednesday, November 19 (GIS … Read more

WesGIS Speaker: Allen Carroll

This Monday at 3 pm Allen Carroll, Program Manager for Storytelling at Esri, will present “Story Maps: Geo-Enabled Storytelling in the Digital Age.” The seminar is in the Woodhead Lounge (Exley Room 184) at 3:00 pm, with reception to follow. Carroll, former chief cartographer at National Geographic, creates powerful spatial narratives through the integration of … Read more