Last Week Review (October 13th-17th)

Participations from the SAL during the week of October 13th-17th: 1. Lying with Maps: initial lab session with ENV311 2. Meeting with Lewis Global Studies Center about Study Abroad data 3. Ebola Mapping Workshop at Amherst College 4. Finalized India Rainfall Maps with Economics Professor Vis Taraz 5. One-on-one sessions with “mappers” from Study of […]

Last Week in Review (10/5 – 10/10)

The highlights of last week’s work in the Spatial Analysis Lab, with additional details provided below: –          Meeting with Margaret Bruzelius and STRIDE students –          Zebra Fish project updates –          Omeka and Scalar research –          OpenStreetMap Workshop for Ebola Relief Workers –          Data Science guest lecturing Margaret Bruzelius and STRIDE students: […]

Ebola Mapping Workshop Packs Room

On Wednesday night the Spatial Analysis Lab hosted workshop instructor Teresa Clary to lead an 90 minute session on Ebola First Responder Mapping with OpenStreetMap. The workshop was heavily attended, pushing the SAL and its computer capacity to the limits. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has developed a project called MapGive, which encourages volunteers to help […]

Last Week in Review (9/29 – 10/3):

Last week kicked off with the celebration of historic Mountain Day. While the students ventured into the mountains and apple orchards, the Spatial Analysis Lab was processing GPS data collected by Professor Amy Rhodes and Alanna Sparagna, a senior student who sacrificed her final Mountain Day to be in the Lab. Project details here.  We […]

Four Weeks In

Four Weeks In: So much Accomplished, but OH So Much More to Do The fall semester is in full swing, and the Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) is feeling the heat of the ever quickening pace across campus. The month of September has been packed full of workshops, class support, individual faculty and student support, new […]

Esri User Conference Report

This summer Jon and Victoria ventured out to San Diego, California for Esri’s annual User Conference. Our good friends at Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute – the company that brings you products like ArcMap and ArcGIS Online) put together this conference each year that attracts over 15,000 GIS users from all across the country and […]

New Spatial Fellow

Greetings Smithies! I am the new post-bac fellow to your Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) here at Smith College. My name is Victoria Beckley and I hail from Southern California where I completed my undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary GIS via Dallas, Texas where I did my upbringing. I spent the first part of the summer on […]

Summer GPS Workshop

What? Summer GPS Workshop Why? If you have a summer research project, internship, or job that might require you collect GPS data, sign up for the Spatial Analysis Lab GPS Workshop to learn how to use GPS units, optimize the accuracy of your GPS data, and process the data into a finished map product! We’ll […]

Smith College Favorite Places App

Now in the wild and accepting memories, the Smith College Favorite Places App.        Our intention is to explore how Smith Campus Space transforms to Place. No one denies the beauty of our campus, but we want to know what makes a Smith space special or a favorite.  As these spaces become invested with […]

Smith College Rail System

Geo-artist Elena Terhune ’14 created this awesome map of an imagined Smith College Subway System. Check it out, and read what she has to say about the process of creating it: “Especially in the colder winter weather, we have all idly wished for some way to travel quickly and warmly. Smith’s Spatial Analysis Lab heard you, […]