COVID-19 and the Pioneer Valley Mutual Aid Map

As the pandemic began its sweep through the United States we have seen incredible mutual aid responses pop up all over the world, and in our local communities. And what better way to visualize those efforts than a map! The local Pioneer Valley mutual aid network reached out in need of a map to help […]

Crowdsource Mapping Workshop Series

Q&A COVID-19 related mapping resources Designing & Collecting Data with Survey123 4/16 Thursday 4:00-5:00 Tutorial & Recording First of a 4 part series on designing surveys to capture and share crowdsourced map data. The Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) will guide you through the process of creating a form, capturing geographic data, generating a map, and […]

Virtual Geo during COVID-19

What a whirlwind of weeks it’s been— since the college moved to remote learning in mid-March, the Spatial Analysis Lab has worked hard to make sure we can still offer our mapping instruction. We’ve teamed up with our friends across the Science Quad, CATS (Computing and Technical Services), to use a new software called SplashTop […]

February 2020 Mystery Map

The mystery map returns! Take a look at the map below and explore the online interactive map to determine what the blue pins represent. Fill out this form to submit your guess! Add your submission by the end of February.  

Spring 2020 Workshops

The Spatial Analysis Lab is excited to offer another set of workshops– new and old– for Spring 2020! Take a look at the schedule and mark your calendars for more spatial learning. Please give us a heads up by registering for the workshops that interest you. Snacks will be provided!   Drone Ethics: Creating a […]

A semester in review: Fall 2019

What a semester! We’ve reached new heights this fall with new classes, workshops, and research. This semester we taught Drone Cinematography and Aerial Imagery, and assisted Contesting Space: Art, Ecology, Activism in Latin American & Latinx Studies, Great Cities: Los Angeles in Art History, and Researching Environmental Problems and Sustainable Solutions in Environmental Science & […]

Hannah’s Fall 2019 in Review

It’s been a busy SAL-mester here at the Spatial Analysis Lab! We’ve had a number of exciting projects this fall. Currently, I’m collaborating with an emeritus faculty member to help create a map for his book. Earlier in the semester, I tried my hand at mapping some donation data from the Hot Chocolate Run, though […]

Drone Technology & Climate Resiliency

Have you ever considered what a rock does all day? Where do they live and where do they go?  In the past few months we’ve been assisting a team of sedimentary geoscientists studying these very questions– where do rocks move in the Mill River? We’ve been assisting their work by flying drone missions above their study […]

GIS Day at the SAL

Happy GIS Day! Here at the Spatial Analysis Lab celebrated with student films from our aerial cinematography class, hand drawn and printed maps, and of course, cake! We had a packed room for the mini film festival and learned about Hampshire College’s farm, automated milkers at Belden Dairy Farm, invasive plant species at Macleish Field […]

Smithies Around the World – lessons in geocoding

Are you a Smithie? Where in the world are you now? Well, that’s what the Smithies Around the World Map attempted to find out. In preparation for Reunion this past Spring, the SAL gathered data from the Office of Development to map the general locations of Smith alums’ current locations. Smith currently has information of […]