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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…

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,…

Spring Forward, Fall Semester Back – Fall 2017 Review

The spring semester is rapidly settling in! We are anticipating nine classes in the SAL across disciplines – Archeology, Art, Art History, Environmental Science & Policy, Geosciences, Latin American & Latino/a Studies, and Sociology. Looking back on the Fall 2017…

J-Term 2018 Review

The SAL offered two courses during interterm: Introduction to GIS and Drone Thinking. Introduction to GIS As foretold by a fortune cookie, “the great aim of education is not knowledge but action…with GIS” — this year’s GIS class emphasized the…

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…

November in Review

Well, November was quite a busy month. So busy,  in fact,  that we were unable to spend time writing weekly updates to post. Our review covers the entire month of November and is organized by type of work: Overview Class Support 1. Study…

Last week in Review (October 27-31)

Recap: ENV 201 GIS Lab 1 ENV 311 Lying with Maps Lab Bird Window Collision Mapping Project Halloween in the SAL Details: ENV 201 GIS Lab 1 EVN201/202 met in the Spatial Analysis Lab for its second mapping session of…

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…

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…

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…