Author Archives: Holly Cartwright

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 it is to create a digital storymap using only a smartphone and free websites. We will be using the camera on your phone, a free image website (such as Picasa or Flickr) and ArcGIS Online.   Make Your First Website Thursday March 6th 7:00pm In this workshop you will learn how to design the beginnings of your own portfolio site. You will be taking advantage of the latest tools such as HTML5 and CSS3 while also following current design standards. This workshop assumes that you have no prior knowledge to web programming.   Download and Print Your Own Topo Maps Monday March 17th 2:30pm USGS Topo Maps are incredibly useful for hiking, planning trips, or giving your dorm room some pizzazz. Benefits of paper maps include: no need to recharge, you can take them anywhere, folding them is fun, and they let everyone around you know that you could have […] Continue reading

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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 a promising new methodology for studying history. In this companion piece to Past Time, Past Place, editor Anne Kelly Knowles presents a collection of case studies that illustrate how GIS technology can be utilized to reorganize and reevaluate historical data. Complete with a digital supplement, edited by Amy Hillier, Placing History is the perfect tool for engaging a classroom of young historians by demonstrating how GIS can be used to awaken the past.”     Map Use: Reading Analysis Interpretation             “Map Use: Reading, Analysis, Interpretation, seventh edition, is a comprehensive, foundational textbook designed for the college curriculum. Now updated with a new section on map interpretation, Map Use provides students with the knowledge and skills to read and understand maps, and offers professional cartographers a thorough reference resource. Nearly 600 full-color maps, photographs, and graphs illustrate the concepts behind communicating with maps, while an extensive […] Continue reading

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