March right in to find out what the February Mystery Map was about! While the map received more than 300 views, we had modest submissions (must be fight-or-flight response to Google Forms.) Scott Gilman, our previous post-bac fellow, promptly solved the map shortly after it was posted (22 minutes to be exact, but, there was […]
By Cindy Li, Engineering ’18 Currently SAL conducts unmanned aerial photogrammetric surveying with the DJI Phantom 4 and its onboard 4K Camera. The SAL wants to expand its mapping capabilities to include infrared imaging with the Mobius Infrared Action Cam. I am currently working creating a 3D printed mount that can be externally attached to […]
The state of affairs for a new year can be uncertain, but your unequivocal love for map mysteries is huge! You can launch the full version here. Hint: Not sports-related despite the title, but a clue is embedded in the post.
The spring semester is rapidly settling in! We are anticipating nine classes in the SAL across disciplines – Archeology, Art, Art History, Environmental Science & Policy, Geosciences, Latin American & Latino/a Studies, and Sociology. Looking back on the Fall 2017 semester, we worked with five classes to incorporate spatial technology in the curriculum. Our work […]
The grand reveal: the spring 2018 workshop schedule! All workshops are held in the Lab, Sabin-Reed 104. We like to offer a variety of workshops each semester, so we can also host tailored workshops for your group or department. If interested, please contact email@example.com. Please note that two workshops require pre-registration — you can sign-up […]
The SAL offered two courses during interterm: Introduction to GIS and Drone Thinking. Introduction to GIS As foretold by a fortune cookie, “the great aim of education is not knowledge but action…with GIS” — this year’s GIS class emphasized the pedagogical shift to how to learn GIS rather than teach GIS. The materials covered in […]
Share your holiday adventures and live vicariously through the rest of the Smith community! Click on the image below to participate. This Winter Break Travel Map is a new rendition of the Snowflake Map of the past, as seen below.
Welcome back from Thanksgiving! We wrapped up our Tofurkey Map with 115 views – including one fan from Ireland. There were 41 contributions to this crowd-sourced break destination map. Here are the superlatives: Fanciest dish: wild rice, apple, and sausage stuffing Most encompassing dish: “All of it!” Trendiest dish?: Vegan almond butter gravy (Here’s the […]
Are you flying across the world for Thanksgiving break? Or maybe you’re not planning to leave your dorm for five days? In either case, we hope that you’ll contribute to this year’s Tofurkey 2017 Map, a tradition started by former Post-Bac Fellow Victoria to document where and how Smithies are spending the holiday! We will post updates […]
By Sofia Johnson ’19 As part of our work in the Spatial Analysis Lab, we like to check the accuracy of our equipment by testing it ourselves. We have the opportunity to use new and interesting technology such as new GPS equipment, but we want to assure the quality of our results. Thus, we tested […]