Last Week Review (10/20-10/24)

Happy Fall! The highlights from last week’s work in the SAL are as follows: 1. GPS Lab with Professor Ninian Stein’s ENV 201/202 2. Ebola First Responder Social Mapping Night 3. Zebra Fish project continues 4. Coffee machine mapping survey conducted 5. Continued SWG 230 individual meetings 6. Digitizing Coral Reef Mounds 1. GPS Lab […]

Last Week Review (October 13th-17th)

Participations from the SAL during the week of October 13th-17th: 1. Lying with Maps: initial lab session with ENV311 2. Meeting with Lewis Global Studies Center about Study Abroad data 3. Ebola Mapping Workshop at Amherst College 4. Finalized India Rainfall Maps with Economics Professor Vis Taraz 5. One-on-one sessions with “mappers” from Study of […]

Ebola Mapping Workshop Packs Room

On Wednesday night the Spatial Analysis Lab hosted workshop instructor Teresa Clary to lead an 90 minute session on Ebola First Responder Mapping with OpenStreetMap. The workshop was heavily attended, pushing the SAL and its computer capacity to the limits. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has developed a project called MapGive, which encourages volunteers to help […]

Ebola First Responder Mapping Workshop

Wednesday October 8, 7:00 pm in the Spatial Analysis Lab (Sabin-Reed 104) How can you help the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, and others fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa?  By attending a free workshop to learn how to edit the map data necessary to coordinate the response effort.  Once […]

Professor Waksman Discusses Music and Place on 93.9 The River

Smith’s own professor of Music and American Studies, Steve Waksman, was recently heard on the Pioneer Valley’s radio station 93.9 The River. Steve was interviewed by The River’s host Monte Belmonte in a segment about the History of Rock ‘n Roll. You may be wondering what this might have to do with spatial studies and our […]

Spring NEARC 2012

Smith College once again hosts the “Biggest Little Most Reasonably Priced GIS (BLRPGIS) Conference in New England”.  Abstracts are in and planning is well under way as we prepare to host our 9th annual spring NEARC (Northeast ArcInfo Users Group) Conference.  We are still accepting poster entries. The preliminary schedule is now available.  Some highlights include: Updates from […]

GIS and Community Health Planning Conference

Papers presented at the University at Albany School of Public Health 7th annual GIS and Public Health conference are now available and include: “All Public Health is Local” : The Community Perspective on GIS and Public Health Russell Kirby, University of South Florida Creating Community Health Indicators Using Spatial Smoothing, Aggregation and Masking Thomas Talbot, […]

Food Bank Mapping

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts sought mapping and analysis support from the Spatial Analysis Lab during the summer of 2010.  The project is currently on hold, but you can view some of the initial map products below.  Sarah Motti ’10 provided assistance on the project during her summer employment in the SAL. In many […]

Bike Trail Mapping

The Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) recently finished the 2011 version of the “Easthampton ~ Northampton Trail & Bicycle Map” for the Friends of Northampton (MA) Trails and Greenways (FNTG) organization.  The 2011 series marks the third iteration of the map series which started back in 2006.  The Bike Map series represents countless hours of effort […]

Healthy Communities

The Spatial Analysis Lab provided mapping and spatial analysis to Cooley Dickinson Hospital (Northampton, MA) as part of their 2011 Community Health Assessment report.