Category Archives: maps

New Map for Business Department

The GIS center recently finished a project replacing the Business Department world map, which is used to display the places business majors have studied abroad.  The old map was of low-quality and the country names were blurred so that many of the smaller countries were unreadable.  This old map was also displayed using the Mercator […] Continue reading

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Gotta map ’em all

Pokémon GO is a new augmented reality, location-based game. As it has been dominating the news since it’s release, we thought it might be a good idea to help campus visitors who might be searching the campus for digital goodies. The GIS Center analyzed the campus and found the key Pokémon resources that folks might […] Continue reading

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Building a better trail map…

  For a long time, the trail map for the old Skidmore College North Woods Trail Map has been not up to my personal cartographic standards. Originally developed by Bob Jones and Alex Chaucer a few years ago, multiple versions had been edited and what was the North Woods map had lost it’s original lustre and […] Continue reading

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Create Maps With ArcGIS Online

Come learn how to get started with ArcGIS Online! Here’s a link to the facebook event to let us know you are coming. Continue reading

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Highlight on Student-Faculty Research: Rebuilding a Political World with GIS

Note: Click on map above to view animation in its own window. History Professor Eric Morser and Skidmore student Niki Deininger (Class of ’15) have teamed up to make unique historical maps that recreate the political setting of a New Hampshire county in the 1830s. Some fascinating maps have been produced by this team using ArcMap and a GIF animation program. CartoDB and Geocommons were also evaluated for possible map data visualization opportunities. The maps will be used in Professor Morser’s book, The Fires of New England: A Tale of Power and Protest on an American Frontier. This book focuses on a single document signed by twenty men in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, in 1834. According to these men, lawyers had seized control of the state government, taken advantage of the state constitution, undermined democracy, and threatened to destroy the revolutionary dreams of America’s founders. In response, the twenty men proposed that universal education and a well-schooled population could thwart the deceitful efforts of the attorneys and judges and revitalize the state’s revolutionary heritage. Professor Morser attempts to locate this single document in its larger historical context and explain why these men produced it when they did. With the help […] Continue reading

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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 keen to use GIS mapping to build spatial awareness of important community issues. In an effort to foster community-based spatial knowledge production, Syracuse Community Geography—a unique university and community collaboration—was established in 2005 to assist grassroots groups in Central New York to frame research questions, generate, collect, manage, analyze and interpret geographic data, and use geographic information to create positive change. In this talk, Robinson will explain the conceptual framework of “Community Geography”; share results from community mapping projects, and discuss the value and challenges of Syracuse Community Geography’s participatory process. The talk is open to the public. Learn more about Dr. Robinson and Syracuse Community Geography. Additionally, there will be a workshop on Census data held on February 25th at 12:30pm in the GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Scribner Library, Room 227, titled “Making Sense of the Census: Finding, Understanding and Using U.S. Census Bureau […] Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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