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

Spring Semester Update (Jan 12 – Feb 13)

Snow or shine, the SAL is working hard this semester. See our most recent activity outlined below: 1. Class Support 2. Student Support 3. Faculty Support 4. Outreach 5. Campus Connections 1. Class Support We’ve been working with a Professor Camille Washington-Ottombre to design two new water related GIS labs for Environmental Integration II: Collecting and Analyzing Information (ENV201/202). […]

November in Review

Well, November was quite a busy month. So busy,  in fact,  that we were unable to spend time writing weekly updates to post. Our review covers the entire month of November and is organized by type of work: Overview Class Support 1. Study of Women and Gender 230 2. Spaces of Mexico (SoMec) 3. ENV201/202 4. Soc232 Student […]

Last week in Review (October 27-31)

Recap: ENV 201 GIS Lab 1 ENV 311 Lying with Maps Lab Bird Window Collision Mapping Project Halloween in the SAL Details: ENV 201 GIS Lab 1 EVN201/202 met in the Spatial Analysis Lab for its second mapping session of the semester. This time we explored vector data with tools like Field Calculator, Buffer, and […]