Today in History as Told by Maps: September 26, 1991 / Site Selection

Biosphere 2 (“Warning. All hell’s breaking loose.” — Bio-Dome) is the largest closed ecological system research facility, modeled after the original biosphere, Earth. This day in 1991 marks the beginning of the first two-year mission to study feasibility of self-sufficient systems for potential human space colonies. A planned vivarium spanning 3.14 acres in Oracle, Arizona, Biosphere […]

Interterm GIS Course

Like most years, the SAL team taught a week-long GIS course during interterm to give a GIS jumpstart to students who want to learn what GIS is all about but can’t take (or haven’t yet taken) the semester-long GIS course. This year, however, we made some big changes to our curriculum that we’re pretty excited […]

May in Review

See what the Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) has been up to in the great month of May: 1. Student Support 2. Faculty Support 3. Campus Connections 4. Outreach   1. Student Support Senior week workshops (5/12 – 5/15): In the week after finals and leading up to graduation, commonly called Senior Week, we hosted a series of informal […]

Interterm Course 2015 — Recap

The Spatial Analysis Lab was excited to kick of 2015 with an intro to GIS interterm course in the first week of January Term! 14 students joined us in the SAL for 5 days of GIS exploration with ArcGIS. The course was structured around the development of key GIS skills. Each day focused on one or […]

November in Review

Well, November was quite a busy month. So busy,  in fact,  that we were unable to spend time writing weekly updates to post. Our review covers the entire month of November and is organized by type of work: Overview Class Support 1. Study of Women and Gender 230 2. Spaces of Mexico (SoMec) 3. ENV201/202 4. Soc232 Student […]

HAPPY GIS DAY 2014!

Each year on November 19th we like to reflect on the GIS successes, failure, trials, tribulations, joys, and tears we’ve experienced. We do this in honor of GIS day — an Esri holiday — as a reminder of how fortunate we are to be able to explore the world in such depth from a chair […]

November Mystery Map Revealed — Mystery Migrations

Answer Revealed This mystery map challenged viewers to anticipate movements on campus based on a set of starting points and ending points. What quest is shown on the map?? The journey to the Lewis Global Studies coffee machine! The map was inspired by a mapping survey conducted at this coffee machine in Wright Hall. The survey gathered […]

Coffee Mapping Project Results

The results from the coffee mapping project are in! Click here to visit the online interactive map application Click here to view compiled maps in PDF form The results contain maps like: Line Density of Travel including Coffee Machine Specific Visits to Coffee Machine Combined Visits — organized by campus affiliation Combined Visits — colored […]

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 […]

Mapping Smith Coffee Migration Patterns

On the Smith campus lives a secret coffee machine that dispenses wonderful lattes and cappuccinos at no cost to its users. **For the sake of protecting the machine’s identity we will not explicitly state its location or hours of operation in this article. This magical coffee machine is a common topic of conversation in Sabin-Reed — […]