Students present posters, win prizes at GIS conference

Eight E&ES 344 Advanced GIS students presented posters at the Northeast Arc Users Group Spring Spatial Technologies Conference, May 9, University of Massachusetts Amherst. The posters highlighted the students’ semester-long research and service-learning projects incorporating applications of advanced geographic information systems skills. Titles and abstracts for the posters can be found at http://nearc.sites.amherst.edu/program2016/. Stephanie Ling (’16) won the poster contest with her innovative spatial humanities research with Prof Gary Shaw examining the spatiotemporal mobility of bishops in Medieval England. E&ES 344, taught by Kim Diver, is a project-based learning course that is part of the Academy for Project-Based Teaching and Learning hosted by the Center for Pedagogical Innovation. The 14 students in the course conducted independent research projects, worked with faculty on their research projects, or collaborated with community partners on service-learning projects. Half of the course’s projects were represented at the conference.

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GIS Working Group Meeting, April 27

Do you plan to integrate geographic information system (GIS), mapping, or other spatial analyses into an upcoming course or project? Perhaps a GIS Assistant can help.

GIS Working Group Meeting
GIS Assistants: What can they do for you?
Wednesday, April 27, 2:40 pm
Usdan 110
During the meeting, current and former faculty participants in the GIS Assistant Program will discuss their experiences with including a GIS Assistant in their teaching or research. The meeting is open to all faculty and staff.

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Story Maps in the Classroom

Kim Diver and Jason Simms presented work about integrating story maps into liberal arts courses at the Northeast Arc Users Conference GIS Educator’s Day (Sunday November 8, 2015). For more information, go to http://northeastarc.org/2015/index.html. Abstract: This presentation discusses a pilot project in which five professors integrated ESRI Story Maps within the curriculum during spring semester 2015 … Read moreStory Maps in the Classroom