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, […]

February Mystery Map: Solution Revealed!

And the answer is… The February Mystery Map challenged you to match four different maps of the world with the quantitative variables they showed, and prompted all interested spatial thinkers and pattern detectives to question things like: “Which areas are more heavily represented in the Winter Olympics, and which areas are more represented in the Summer […]

News Update: John Snow’s Map and World Populations Class

This semester has flown by– it’s hard to believe that Spring Break has already come and gone. Though much of what we do in the SAL is support classses on an ongoing basis throughout the semester (like ENV 201/202 and ARH 150), it is always fun to have the chance to work with classes for […]