Visualizing a Disease Outbreak Using ESRI Story Maps

Wesleyan alum Sophie Breitbart (’16 BIOL), currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, is corresponding author on a peer-reviewed paper describing a story map lab exercise that can be used to teach undergrads about disease ecology by modeling the spread of a norovirus outbreak over time. Sophie T. Breitbart … Read more

Celebrate GIS Day November 14!

Join the celebration of geography, mapping, and spatial data analysis at the annual International GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Many Wesleyan faculty, students, and staff apply geographic information system (GIS) technology to their geospatial data visualizations and analyses. Come learn what GIS is and what it can do for you – join us … Read more

Fall 2018 GIS Assistants announced

The Wesleyan GIS Assistant Program pairs a GIS-savvy undergraduate student with a Wesleyan faculty member to assist with GIS-related aspects of a course or a research project. This semester’s assistants include:     Azher Jaweed ’19 History & Environmental Studies         Jenny Aguilar ’19 Sociology with Data Analysis minor         … Read more

GIS projects featured at Visualizing Knowledge Exhibition

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