Excited voices bubbled in the basement of Forbes Library during a Monday afternoon teen after-school program: “Let’s build the bridge there!” “Oh! What if we planted some reeds and near the water?” “Okay, the blue dashed line is where the bike path will go in Florence.” I was invited to talk to the students about […]
Who are you within the Smith landscape? The Spatial Analysis Lab is engaging the Smith Community in a participatory mapping workshop during the Inclusion in Action conference to encourage critical thinking about the campus and envision a more equitable landscape. So, come join in the conference, listen deeply and make your mark. Quite literally in […]
Hello! My name is Emma Harnisch, the new Spatial Analysis Post-Bacc Fellow. I graduated from Smith just last May and still call the Pioneer Valley home, for at least a bit longer. I studied geosciences while I was a student and researched the geochemical impacts of historic small-scale mining. But I spent lots of time […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.