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 […]

QGIS Workshop: Tues (10/27) and Thurs (10/29)

The Spatial Analysis Lab will be holding a two-part workshop on QGIS next week from 4-5pm on Tuesday, Oct 27 and Thursday, Oct 29. QGIS is a free, open-source alternative to ArcGIS. Q does not require any kind of license and is compatible with Macbooks, so it is a great tool for those who are just starting […]

May in Review

See what the Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) has been up to in the great month of May: 1. Student Support 2. Faculty Support 3. Campus Connections 4. Outreach   1. Student Support Senior week workshops (5/12 – 5/15): In the week after finals and leading up to graduation, commonly called Senior Week, we hosted a series of informal […]

Senior Week Workshops

Calling all aspiring cartographers and spatial thinkers! Interested in developing your map-making skills? Have some spare time during Senior Week? The Spatial Analysis Lab would like to invite Smith students, faculty, staff, and community to join us for a series of informal mapping workshops Tuesday – Friday of Senior Week (5/12-5/15). The workshops are open […]

Nepal Earthquake Response Mapping Follow-up Workshop

In response to the recent earthquakes 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 earthquakes. Mapping road networks and structures is critically important to help responders navigate the area to provide assistance to those in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring ’15 Workshop Offerings

Workshops offered by the SAL in spring 2015 — together they provide an introduction to mapping and GIS (Geographic Information System), and separately provide skills for particular GIS tools and skills — mapping addresses data, using GPS unit to collect data, etc. Note: most of our workshops can be taken as stand-alone workshops, however the workshops that […]

2015 Interterm Course Offering

In 2015 the Spatial Analysis Lab will instruct a one week Interterm class open to all students, faculty, staff, and Northampton community members. The course will be taught in the first week of Interterm  (Jan 5th – Jan 9th) from 1-3pm each day. The structure will be somewhat informal and may end early or stretch […]

Last Week Review (10/20-10/24)

Happy Fall! The highlights from last week’s work in the SAL are as follows: 1. GPS Lab with Professor Ninian Stein’s ENV 201/202 2. Ebola First Responder Social Mapping Night 3. Zebra Fish project continues 4. Coffee machine mapping survey conducted 5. Continued SWG 230 individual meetings 6. Digitizing Coral Reef Mounds 1. GPS Lab […]