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 — […]

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 […]

Last Week in Review (10/5 – 10/10)

The highlights of last week’s work in the Spatial Analysis Lab, with additional details provided below: –          Meeting with Margaret Bruzelius and STRIDE students –          Zebra Fish project updates –          Omeka and Scalar research –          OpenStreetMap Workshop for Ebola Relief Workers –          Data Science guest lecturing Margaret Bruzelius and STRIDE students: […]

Last Week in Review (9/29 – 10/3):

Last week kicked off with the celebration of historic Mountain Day. While the students ventured into the mountains and apple orchards, the Spatial Analysis Lab was processing GPS data collected by Professor Amy Rhodes and Alanna Sparagna, a senior student who sacrificed her final Mountain Day to be in the Lab. Project details here.  We […]

New Mystery Map!

The October Mystery Map is now available! It’s interactive this month, which means you can zoom, pan, and click to get a better sense of the data … and what the map might show. Check it out here and then enter a guess for the chance to win a prize!

Digital Humanities Workshop Recap

On Monday and Tuesday, August 13-14, the Smith Spatial Analysis Lab teamed up with Amherst College to host a workshop for Five College faculty entitled Spatial Techniques for the Digital Humanities. We had a great two days of discussion, learning, and collaboration, as workshop participants and instructors alike worked through eight themed sessions focusing on […]