Upcoming GIS/Tech Workshops!

Upcoming GIS/Tech Workshops!

The following workshops will be offered at the GIS Center within the next few weeks.  They are open to everyone in the Skidmore community, regardless of GIS experience.   Digital Map Storytelling with ArcGIS Online Tuesday March 4th 7:30pm In this short hands-on workshop, we will show you how easy...
This Week: Maps, Robots, and Electronic Clothing

This Week: Maps, Robots, and Electronic Clothing

  Here is a quick run down of some great events around the GIS Center (and around campus) that should be on your radar for the rest of the week. Tuesday, Nov. 19th: Mobile Mapping Workshop/Community Geography with Dr. Timothy Hawthorne – Library 113, 12:40pm. Come see how mobile devices...
Digital Map Storytelling, Our Storymap Prototype Up and Running

Digital Map Storytelling, Our Storymap Prototype Up and Running

We are indeed getting started with Digital Map Storytelling, and we have one of our first prototypes up and running! Weeks ago, I was approached by a student looking to map out food sources to connect to institutions. I outlined our conversation in the blog post, Getting Started With Digital...
Prezi Worskhop: Not Your Mother's Powerpoint

Prezi Worskhop: Not Your Mother’s Powerpoint

Learn what Prezi is and how to use it! Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7pm GIS Center (second floor of library) Reserve your spot by RSVPing using MyCDC Account Prezi is an easy-to-use, online presentation tool that transforms how we can communicate ideas. Often referred to as “an alternative to Powerpoint,”...
Can a Smartphone Replace a Dedicated GPS?

Can a Smartphone Replace a Dedicated GPS?

How accurate can a smartphone GPS be? Is a smartphone now good enough to replace a dedicated GPS receiver in the field? These two questions have come up numerous times this past semester. Saratoga Springs is in the process of working on a tree survey and the GIS Center has...
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Google Glass – Mapping and Educational Technology Applications

Google Glass came into existence in early 2012 and since it’s release to the public in 2014, a number of apps have been made specifically for Glass. In particular, there are several applications available for mapping and educational technology. For mapping technology, there are a number of options that can be overlaid onto the Google...

Just a reminder to practice safe mapping

I just came across this and I thought it was brilliant, and a good reminder think about the impacts of your mapping. Found on @twitter from @newmapsplus while following the #NACIS2014 hashtag Posted by Alex Chaucer

This summer in the GIS Center

For the Skidmore College GIS Center, the end of the school year signifies an opportunity for examining a plethora of mapping technologies.  This summer, the GIS Center team will be focusing on the capabilities and applicability of a variety of digital and mobile mapping technologies.  Currently we plan to concentrate our focuses on the GIS...

Dr. Jonnell Robinson to present on Community Geography

On Monday, February 24th, 2014, Dr. Jonnell A. Robinson will present her talk “Points, Lines, and People: Plotting a Course for Community Geography” at 7pm in Gannett Auditorium at Skidmore College. Here is her talk abstract: Maps can be a powerful and provocative way to convey information about place. Citizen groups and community-based organizations are...
RIP Dr. Roger Tomlinson, The Father of GIS

RIP Dr. Roger Tomlinson, The Father of GIS

I wanted to share that Dr. Roger Tomlinson, the Father of GIS, has passed away. I first met Dr. Tomlinson at the ESRI User Conference in San Diego, California, in 2009. The picture above was taken after the plenary, and I again spoke to him when I waited in line to receive a copy of...

Workshop: Use a smartphone to make an interactive map tour

Are you interested in creating an interactive map tour, using nothing but your smartphone and free mapping tools? Perhaps you want to map outdoor art, or graffiti, or you want to use it in science for looking at invasive species, or maybe you are more interested in mapping out history and land use change in...

Kick off Geography Awareness Week with our GIS Day Keynote. Tonight!

Every day is GIS day this November

Just wanted to give a quick rundown of some GIS and technology related happenings here at Skidmore College this month. Tuesday Nov. 5 @ 7pm – Prezi: Not Your Mother’s Powerpoint, GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Wednesday Nov. 6 @ 5pm – Mobile App Show and Tell, GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Thursday Nov.7 @...
Build your tech skills with Mini Tech Workshops. Register now. Space is limited.

Build your tech skills with Mini Tech Workshops. Register now. Space is limited.

We are pleased to announce our Mini Tech Workshop series for Fall 2013. To view the workshop schedule Click HERE. If you like what you see and want to register for a workshop Click HERE. All workshops have a limit of 10 participants, and will be held in Scribner Library, 227, GIS Center. All workshops are student led....

Mystery Map XIII

The GIS center team presents the first mystery map of the 2013-2014 school year. This puzzling geographic feature presents wide flat plans abruptly running into an almost perfectly round topographic peninsula. Tell us where this land is, its name, and how such drastically different landscapes formed adjacent to each other?

Free Books!

Did you know that educators can get free GIS-related books through ESRI to preview and use?   Here is just a sample of the types of books they offer:   Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing Historical Scholarship           “Over the past decade, historical GIS has emerged as...
2 Upcoming Opportunities: Free Map Related Online Courses

2 Upcoming Opportunities: Free Map Related Online Courses

Free Online Classes! because what else are you going to do with your summer?     First Opportunity: “Mapping with Google” Online Course Begins TODAY June 10th, ends June 24th Choose to learn about Google Maps and/or Google Earth. Taught by Google employees. Earn a Certificate of Completion at the end.         Second Opportunity:...

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