April Update

See what work the Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) supported in the busy month of April 1. Class Support 2. Student Support 3. Campus Connections 4. Outreach   1. Class Support: Environmental Integration II: Collecting and Analyzing Information (ENV201/202): Final Presentations: One of the five student groups in 201/202 decided to focus their final project on looking at […]

Nepal Earthquake Response Workshop Well Attended in the Week Before Finals

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has developed a project called MapGive, which allows volunteers to populate maps in parts of the world where mapping resources are limited. The idea originated following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti when mapping the island’s infrastructure through GPS surveying on foot proved too dangerous and not fast enough. As an alternative OpenStreetMap provided a […]

Contribute to the Smithie Summer Plans (and beyond!) Webmap

Take a look at our web map to see where Smith students are spending their summer 2015! Explore the interesting research that students will be conducting, the cool jobs students are heading off to work at, the exciting continuing education programs students have been accepted to, the adventurous travel plans students have in store, and the […]

Nepal Earthquake Response Mapping Workshop

In response to Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has provided an online mapping platform that allows volunteers to help map the infrastructure of the areas in Nepal effected by the earthquake. Mapping road networks and structures is critically important to help responders navigate the area to provide assistance to those in […]

March Update

Spatial Analysis Lab work in March 2015 1. Class Support 2. Campus Connections 3. Outreach   1. Class Support ENV201/202: In the first two weeks of March we hosted Professor Camille Washington-Ottombre’s class Environmental Integration II: Collecting and Analyzing Information (ENV201/202) for a series of class sessions. The six class sessions were split into two labs, one per […]

Spring Workshop Guides

Now that our spring workshops are in full swing, we’ll be posting all of the documents used in the workshops here. That way if you missed a workshop or misplaced a document from the workshop, you can access the information here and even use it to do the workshops on your own time. The documents for […]

Winter Mystery Map Revealed

Answer Revealed: As many of you successfully guessed — our winter mystery map, themed: Annual Valley Event, was mapping… Valley Gives Day 2014!                                 Making the Map The first map produced was the one used as the winter mystery map. […]

February 2015 Update (16th – 27th)

It has been a busy two weeks in the Spatial Analysis Lab. Read on to learn about our most recent support of GIS work across campus. 1. Class Support 2. Student Support 3. Faculty Support 4. Outreach 5. Campus Connections 1. Class Support We kicked off our work with Professor Camille Washington-Ottombre’s class Environmental Integration II: Collecting […]

Commercial Drones in Our Backyards?

Please join us for our Commercial Drones in Our Backyards event on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in John M. Greene Hall, Smith College Campus. Consider: Will drones darken our skies?  Are we subject to staying indoors if a drone flight is in our neighborhood? Will academics have space and opportunity to teach […]

Winter 2015 Mystery Map

In celebration of the indoors we bring you our latest Mystery Map to help occupy your mind through the last of the winter’s cold! Challenge: Name the Annual Event Bonus: Explain the Pattern click to expand Submit answers here by Friday 3/6 — winner will be announced soon after