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 […]

Ebola First Responder Mapping Workshop

Wednesday October 8, 7:00 pm in the Spatial Analysis Lab (Sabin-Reed 104) How can you help the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, and others fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa?  By attending a free workshop to learn how to edit the map data necessary to coordinate the response effort.  Once […]

Fall 2014 Workshop Sign-up

The Spatial Analysis Lab hosted its first set of GIS-related workshops for the students, faculty, staff, and community in September. A second set of workshops can be offered later in the semester if the demand is high enough. The form to express interest in participating in a workshop can be found here. Please take a […]

Fall 2014 Workshops

The following workshops are offered by the Spatial Analysis Lab this fall.  Sign up for workshops and express interests for workshop offerings on this form – note: some workshops will only be offered on request. Introduction to Web Mapping Intermediate Web Mapping GPS (Parts I & II) Communicating Data with Maps Web Mapping with Google Products Descriptions […]

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 […]

Spring 2014 GPS Workshops!

What? The snow has melted (mostly) … the sun is out (mostly) … the semester is winding down (OK, not at all). You know what that means? It’s time for another round of GPS workshops! Why? If you have a summer research project, internship, or job that might require you collect GPS data, sign up […]

Useful Links for Spatial Stats Workshop

These are the sites we will use today during the workshop! T-Test Calculator Moran’s I Web Applet Other useful sites: ESRI Explanation of Global Moran’s I (has some useful illustrations) ESRI Explanation of Local Moran’s I (which also has some useful illustrations) Link to download GeoDa: GeoDa is a free, open-source software package for spatial statistics. You […]

Fall 2013 Spatial Analysis Lab Workshop Series

This fall, the Smith Spatial Analysis Lab will be offering a series of GIS and GPS workshops to Smith and Five College students, faculty, and staff. Whether you are taking or teaching a class that involves spatial data, interested in using geospatial technologies in research, or just want to know what all the fuss is […]

Thursday Oct. 18: GPS & Mobile Data Collection Workshop

We’re happy to announce the first Spatial Analysis Lab workshop of the fall semester! Come to the Spatial Analysis Lab at 4pm on this Thursday, October 18, for Spatial Data Collection: From GPS to iOS. From high-tech GPS units with lasers to easy phone/tablet apps that are always in your back pocket, spatial data collection can strengthen […]