Where in the World?: A Geospatial Intelligence Challenge

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 ...

Take a Virtual Tour of Campus!

The Washington College GIS lab has been working on creating a 3D virtual tour of the Washington College campus.  The goal of this project is to allow prospective students to ...

Local Crime Map of Campus Useful to Many

Alicia DeBonis is a Junior at Washington College and is currently majoring in Sociology. She is from Middletown, DE and is interested in traveling.

Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Xavier McQuiston

Xavier is a junior at Washington College, now working in the GIS ...

Student Spotlight: Richard Grouser III and Samuel Stuhler

There have been many changes to the Washington College GIS lab over ...

Student Spotlight: Daniel Benton

Daniel Benton, a freshman computer science major here at Washington College, gained ...

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Chesapeake Summer Program: Discoveries Underwater

The Chesapeake Summer Program begins by taking enrolled students to the Chester River and immersing them in marine science technology with the Discoveries Underwater  program (June 15 -20). Dr. Doug Levin, Deputy Director of the Center for Environment & Society (CES), played a large role in the development of this program. When asked about the […]

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Chesapeake Summer Program

Do you have siblings in High School? Know someone interested in Marine Science or Geospatial Technologies? Then tell them about the Chesapeake Summer Program! This is a two week collaborative program between the Center for Environment and Society (CES) and the Washington College Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab. Week one, Discoveries Underwater (June 15 – […]

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Out of the Lab: Chino Farms

With spring temperatures approaching, some of the interns were itching to get out and enjoy the nice weather. On March 28th, a group of students partnered with the Center for Environment and Society (CES) and the Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) to plant 400 trees at Chino Farms. Chino Farms is located in Queen Anne’s County, […]

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Out of the Lab: Habitat Retreat

Every spring break, the Habitat for Humanity Club at Washington College takes students on an incredible ride to complete community service projects. Specifically, they embark on a journey to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness; this year 32 students traveled over 800 miles to Columbus, Georgia. Some of these students proudly represented the GIS staff, including […]

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Virtual Miller Library

The Dorm Project will receive a new addition – a virtual Miller Library. This project began with creating a video-game experience of all the dorms on campus, in order to allow prospective students to view the  dorms prior to stepping foot on campus. There are about seven people on board, who have been hard at […]

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Chickens in the Choptank

The Choptank Digitizing Project is still making headway, as students work diligently in the lab. Olivia Hughes recently completed another portion of the project, analyzing the occurrence of chicken houses throughout the watershed and digitizing these. The houses were not restricted by size, as the goal was not to merely discover CAFOs, but all houses […]

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What is ShorePower?

The Center for Environment & Society at Washington College has recently launched the ShorePower project. The goal of this initiative is to decrease municipality energy use on the Eastern Shore, with no additional cost to participating towns. The intended plan is to provide assistance to a total of eight towns, and develop plans for sustainable […]

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Student Spotlight: Sam Margolis

Sam Margolis was first introduced to GIS programs during my freshman year, when he signed up for the introductory course.  Once Sam became more interested in GIS, he learned that it could be used to provide maps and analysis on crime. This led to his decision work in the campus lab where he started working […]

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Washington College: 3D Dorms Project

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, […]

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Choptank Digitizing Project

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 […]

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