Monthly archive November, 2010

Mystery Map V Revealed

Please click the map to see an enlarged version of it. Wow! Congrats to everyone who correctly guessed that our map displayed the lights on campus. Apparently we made this one too easy.

mapping the enlightenment (correspondence of great thinkers)

“The inspiration may have been there, but the maps show a surprising lack of correspondence between the Continent and Britain.” NYTimes graphic

Mystery Map V

Well, here is the fifth Mystery Map of the series, just in time for GIS Day. For this map we dug into the student archives. This data was gathered by A. Ruschp in 2008 for a project in the Introduction to GIS class. Once again, it is focused on the Skidmore College campus. Good luck....

GIS/World Town Planning Day

GIS Day is November 17th this year. World Town Planning Day is on November 8th. Both are being celebrated in one event on the 8th of November at UAlbany thanks to UAlbany’s Geography and Planning Department. There will be presentations by students and professionals. The keynote speaker will be Galina Tachieva, author of Sprawl Repair...

New York Election Results from the New York Times

The New York Times goes into extensive details on the New York elections here, detailing everything from the Special Senate Election to the Major Ballot Measures. At the top right of the page is an interactive map displaying the margin of victory by county. Here’s a larger map of the US. Hovering over various counties...

Mystery Map IV Revealed

Click the image to view it enlarged. Skidmore College is offering a class this semester titled Sustainable Mobility Solutions. The class has been collaboratively researching how students and faculty move around on and off campus as well as identifying the mobility problems on campus. The aim is to provide plans and projects to improve Skidmore...

Lecture: Where Do Large Earthquakes Occur in the Central and Eastern United States?

A brief note on a lecture soon here at Skidmore—Alan Kafka, a professor in the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College, will visit and present a mixture of his own and current research into where earthquakes will occur. The lecture is scheduled for 6 PM on Monday, 11/01/10, in Emerson Auditorium. Please check the event...

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