Upcoming Fall 2017 Workshops!

Communicating Data with Maps October 12, 2017 (Thursday) 4:00 – 5:00 An introduction to the basics for visualizing your data in a map designed for print.  Register   Humanitarian Mapping for Recent Hurricanes October 16, 2017 (Monday) 4:00 – 5:00 Contribute to disaster response by identifying infrastructure in satellite imagery to inform humanitarians for effective […]

Story Maps in the Classroom

Maps are increasingly popular as storytelling tools in the world of digital media – just a glance at the homepages of the New York Times, The Atlantic, or the Huffington Post confirms that. We’ve experienced this wave of mapping enthusiasm in the SAL, and it’s already started changing how we teach GIS.  Moreso than conventional GIS maps, Story […]

QGIS Webinar – Wed 10/21

We learned today that our neighbors to the north at the Vermont Center for Geographic Information are hosting a QGIS webinar next Wednesday, Oct 21, from 3-4pm. QGIS is a free, open-source alternative to ArcGIS. Since Q does not require any kind of license and is compatible with Macbooks, it is a great tool for those […]

Visualizing Historical Space

Great opportunity to learn about Historical GIS (HGIS) from one of the leading thinkers in the field.  Anne Knowles from Middlebury College will be on campus this Friday, November 8th to discuss her work on visualizing  the Battle of Gettysburg.  Explore the online map for a little preview: A Cutting Edge Second Look at the Battle […]

Fall 2013 Spatial Analysis Lab Workshop Series

This fall, the Smith Spatial Analysis Lab will be offering a series of GIS and GPS workshops to Smith and Five College students, faculty, and staff. Whether you are taking or teaching a class that involves spatial data, interested in using geospatial technologies in research, or just want to know what all the fuss is […]