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Check out our collection of You Are Here Cartoons!

Check out our collection of You Are Here Cartoons!

Over the years, James Ciarrocca, GIS Specialist of Dickinson College, has been collected “you are here” themed cartoons from local papers. These original clippings have been digitized for your personal enjoyment. Want to know more about the collection? Contact us!   [Show as slideshow] … Read entire article »

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GIS goes Green

GIS goes Green

Bookmark This: 10 useful green resources for 2015 Heather Clancy Tuesday, January 6, 2015 – 12:00am Courtesy: Esri   Visual impact analysis of proposed building in downtown Philadelphia using CityEngine.   First, the disclaimer. Any numbered list is inherently subjective. So there are bound to be resources that you might know about that I haven’t included here, primarily because I haven’t heard about them (yet). This list was curated based primarily on whether the site, portal or database in question expands conventional wisdom … Read entire article »

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Spring 2015 GIS Courses

Spatial Literacy Across the Curriculum – 2430 – ENST 311 – 05 MR 3:00-4:30pm Stern 11 Understanding how to think about problems and concepts in a spatial context is a fundamental skill that is not well taught in the current Dickinson College curriculum. Alternatively referred to as “Spatial Literacy” or “Spatial Reasoning”, this type of thinking generally focuses on understanding the importance of geographic space and the relationships formed by this space. Spatial literacy, like writing and quantitative analysis, is not a stand-alone subject, but rather it is a way of thinking that is applicable to many fields of studies, and is becoming increasingly important as a valuable competency for liberal arts students throughout all divisions. This course will examine the importance of geographic space as a learning construct and explore the … Read entire article »

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Congratulations to GIS students, Chloe and Tabea

Congratulations to GIS students, Chloe and Tabea

  Advancing Sustainability   Photo by Carl Socolow ’77. 2014-15 Baird Sustainability Fellows announced Now in its third year, the Baird Sustainability Fellows program recognizes Dickinson seniors who have advanced sustainability goals through their scholarship, leadership and service efforts. Named for Spencer Fullerton Baird, a prominent 19th-century naturalist and Dickinson alumnus, the program this year brings together 12 students for collaborative projects and research to help create a sustainable world. Read about Chloe and Tabea’s missions below. Chloe Miller, Archeology and … Read entire article »

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Checkout GISCafe.com

Checkout GISCafe.com

Interested in anything GIS? Then take the time to explore GISCafe.com, which delivers the latest GIS industry commentary, news, product reviews, articles, events and resources from a single, convenient point. It is a portal targeting GIS and geospatial professionals that supplies complete GIS product catalog listings, technical papers, GIS news, CEO interviews, multimedia presentations, priority press releases, event postings, job placement and more. Checkout features such as the GISWeekly Review, which delivers news concerning the latest developments in the … Read entire article »

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GIS Helps Produce an Animated Map of the Ebola Outbreak

GIS Helps Produce an Animated Map of the Ebola Outbreak

Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard’s HealthMap now includes ananimated Ebola cases/death map. The map taps official sources, but also social media. “The news reports and social media posts aren’t always reliable, but in general they provide an up-to-date sense of what’s happening,” said John Brownstein, co-founder of HealthMap and director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Informatics Program. Newsweek suggests the map identified the outbreak nine days before the WHO announced it. The website, which is run by a group of researchers, epidemiologists and software … Read entire article »

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Wendy’s Uses Mapping Software from CA ESRI Firm to Pick New Locations

Wendy’s At the Wendy’s corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, real estate director John Crouse is swimming in data about the company’s almost 6,000 fast-food restaurants nationwide. Crouse and one other colleague are responsible for building and analyzing maps of Wendy’s locations and the surrounding areas. They rely on a geography-based data program to quickly comb through large volumes of information — decades of sales records, demographic descriptions of nearby residents, and other data points — to predict how much a restaurant might take in annually at sites in the United States. Once Crouse researches a potential site, he submits it to an internal committee; if the location is approved, engineering and construction can proceed. Wendy’s is one of the latest companies to make use of software from a Redlands, Calif., company called Esri. Esri … Read entire article »

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Welcome Fall 2014 GIS Students

The GIS lab would like to welcome our 16 new students for Fall Semester 2014! Here are some interesting facts about our new students: What do they study?   Major 1 Major 2 ANTH 0 3 ARCH 6 0 BIOL 1 0 ENSC 3 2 ENST 1 1 ERSC 3 0 INST 1 0 SELF 1 0 Total  16 6     Where are they from? State Count CT 1 DE 1 MA 1 MD 1 NJ 1 NY 1 OR 1 PA 6 VA 3   Total 16   What class are they? Class Count Senior 10 Junior 6 Sophomore 0 Total 16         Stay tune for more news about our students as they learn the trade! … Read entire article »

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Geospatial Center Drills Down On GIS For The Army

Geospatial Center Drills Down On GIS For The Army

  Army Geospatial Center Director Joseph Fontanella is responsible for providing geospatial expertise across multiple customer communities and technical disciplines ranging from operations, intelligence and acquisition to research and development, and modeling and simulation. The center he oversees does this by providing topographic, geodetic and geospatial information to the Army and the larger Department of Defense. The center employs both forward-deployed and reach-back elements. As the Army’s Geospatial Information Officer, Fontanella is responsible for collecting and … Read entire article »

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