Upcoming Fall 2018 Workshops

Web Tools for Creating Fantasy Maps October 23, 2018 (Tuesday) 4:00–5:00  Explore tools to make maps of imaginary landscapes in preparation for Halloween.   Web-mapping with ArcGIS Online November 6 (Tuesday) 4:00–5:00 Learn how to make interactive maps with ArcGIS Online.   Making Story Maps November 12 (Monday) 4:00–5:00 A compelling visual storytelling platform that combines […]

Maps that Engage and Promote Change Workshop – May 14 & 17, 2018

Learn to create maps that affect social change with design thinking principles at the Maps that Engage and Promote Change Workshop this coming week. Please register here. On Day One: (Monday, May 14 in the Design Thinking Studio – Capen Annex) Learn about the lineages of cartography with particular emphasis on critical cartography and counter-mapping […]

February 2018 Mystery Map Solution

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 […]

Mystery Map 2018 Kickoff

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. 

Upcoming Spring 2018 Workshops

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 sal@smith.edu. Please note that two workshops require pre-registration — you can sign-up […]

J-Term 2018 Review

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 […]

Where is Your Holiday Cheer?

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.

September 2017 Mystery Map Solution

We concluded the first Mystery Map over the weekend with six entries! Despite the robust difficulty testing (an impressive sample size of two), all the contestants proved to be seasoned map puzzle solvers. The victory belongs to Susannah Howard, who identified all the parameters correctly and promptly (submitted the same day it was released, and […]

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 […]