As the US Census predicts the human population to exceed 9 billion in the next 30 years, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) challenges individuals to discover how this will impact ...
The admissions department at Washington College requested a 3D representation of all dorm buildings on campus. The goal of this project is to allow prospective students to view dorms prior to visiting the campus, in addition to assisting Public Safety. To begin, floorplans were presented to the six members of this team. To their dismay, […]
One of the new projects in the Fall of 2013 at GIS is the Choptank digitizing project, where many interns are working on analyzing the land use and land cover of the Choptank watershed. The watershed encompasses Caroline, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s counties of Maryland. The project is funded through the Chesapeake Conservancy with a […]
This year I became a GIS staff assistant and have been opened up to a new world I had never known before. Upon being hired, I had incredibly limited knowledge of what GIS is. I was certainly intrigued and could not wait to learn more. I began working on data entry, which some may say […]
This past fall semester I began helping with the George Washington Atlas project. This project, in association with Mount Vernon, which looks at George Washington’s legacy both at home and abroad. Specifically, my section of the project is titled “George Washington Scavenger Hunt”. As the title foreshadows, my role in this project is to locate every single […]
This dynamic trio has been working with crime data to complete a variety of projects this semester for the Washington College GIS Program. Dana Devore is a senior Environmental Studies major minoring in Biology and Philosophy here at Washington College. She got interested in the GIS Program because she knew that the skills she could […]
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the University of Maryland Extension are pleased to announce that they have combined their technical expertise to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, an eight (8) week entrepreneurial training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those producers interested in diversifying their operation. The course will be […]
It is the second week of work for the Fall semester here at the GIS Lab, and we are already in full swing! We have several exciting new projects this semester, and a full roster who you will meet later.
Ground Water Improvement in Darfur, Sudan As the Sudanese region, Darfur, continues to recover from genocidal tragedies, its people must cope with the land’s limited ground water resources. Mohamed Ali, a Darfuri worker for United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) had been tasked with assessing the ground water situation of an area of interest […]
When Jackelyn Gitlin first came to Washington College she did not know anything about GIS. However, she had a few friends who worked at the lab, and their positive experiences prompted her to respond to an e-mail calling for interns with experience working with Photoshop. Since then, this history major and co-President of the Washington […]