Fish & Chips and GIS

On Jan. 19 to the 21, GIS Program Coordinator Stewart Bruce and GIS Project Manager Andrew Wright attended the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference in London at the QE II Conference ...

Kelsey Kraft’s GIS Summer Program Experience

High school senior Kelsey Kraft from Dover, DE has attended Washington College’s GIS Summer Program for four years, and this will be her fifth and final year. Kraft has learned ...

Caribbean Conference in Curacao

With the final week of October came URISA’s 7th Caribbean Conference, an event held this year in Curacao. Attending the three-day conference with Stew Bruce were GIS project managers Erica ...

Highway Safety Heroes

On Mar. 15-17, 2015, staff members Reggie Dyer and Tony Oesterling attended Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Chicago, IL.   The pair presented new, innovative concepts on enforcing and teaching highway safety in America. “We presented on a Predictive Linear Model to enhance DUE enforcement,” Dyer said.   The opportunity gave the […]

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go – Like Ecuador

Senior Rachel Bradenburg traveled to Ecuador in the winter of 2014 for a working vacation to aid her thesis about Latin-American identity and how it relates to the United States cultural hegemon.   “Hegemony is a general dominance that permeates the entire world,” Bradenburg explained. Her thesis explains the US hegemony and its influence on […]

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Mapping It Out – GIS Works with Historical Districts

Since this past summer, Daniel Benton has been working on maps for Heritage Strategies, LLC. The maps include about 40 towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and intend to highlight various historical and tourism related attributes within the project area.   The project is aiming to set up a historical district, and Heritage Strategies is […]

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Fish & Chips and GIS

On Jan. 19 to the 21, GIS Program Coordinator Stewart Bruce and GIS Project Manager Andrew Wright attended the Defence Geospatial Intelligence Conference in London at the QE II Conference Center. The GIS Program had the chance to connect with leaders in the field from over 40 countries. “The conference focused on various subjects related […]

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Kelsey Kraft’s GIS Summer Program Experience

High school senior Kelsey Kraft from Dover, DE has attended Washington College’s GIS Summer Program for four years, and this will be her fifth and final year. Kraft has learned numerous skills in 3D visualization,crime analysis and environmental exploration. She has gained self-confidence, leadership skills, and creativity by participating in the programs and has been […]

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Jessica O’Brien’s 3D Visualization Projects

Senior Jessica O’Brien started at the lab in the autumn of 2011 after receiving an “email blast” Stewart Bruce, GIS program coordinator, sent out. The lab was looking for several students to fill positions fixing old-coded programs that stopped running correctly, which was perfect for O’Brien. She said, “I was more into the Computer Science […]

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The GIS Summer Program Experience

  Steve McFall first came to the GIS Summer Program in 2007 and has been a fan ever since.  He said, “My first GIS camp experience in 2007 was taught and directed by Stew Bruce at Penn State University. That’s when I got my first taste of GIS and I hoped that one day I […]

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Happy Birthday, George!

  George Washington is known for his role in the Continental Army, fighting against the British in the American Revolution and as the United States’ first president. However, Washington was also engaged with the early stages of surveying.   Washington inherited Ferry Farm on the Rappahannock River in 1743 at eleven-years-old after the death of […]

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Spending Winter Break in Hawaii

Senior and biology major Olivia Hughes started working at the GIS Lab in the autumn of 2011. She had an interest in the lab because of the background it would give her when looking for jobs in the environmental biology field.     Now as a senior, Hughes spent her winter break in Hawaii, working […]

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Will MacIntosh’s Terra Verde Project

Will MacIntosh started working with the staff at the GIS Lab after he graduated from Vanderbilt last May. He was hired for an environmental project and, after seeing the project through completion, is leaving the GIS Program for an opportunity in DC.   “I knew Hammy [Qanadilo] oddly enough, because of my Middle East Studies background. […]

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