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 ...

Admitted Students Wowed by the Lab!

On Apr. 11, Washington College had about 400 prospective students and families visit campus to learn all about WC’s courses, facilities, and opportunities. And of course, GIS was there to get in on the action!   Interns Erin Bloodgood, Rachel Bradenburg and Claire Cobert reached out to the prospective students to inform them all about […]

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Leading the Way: Jackie Petito’s Student Employee of the Year Nomination

This past Friday, Washington College recognized a student employee of the year. Project manager Nichole Gillis nominated the lab’s Jackie Petito for her hard work, especially for her work as the project orchestrator for the Harvest Directory. She has worked on every facet of the directory, from working with the members of the Upper Shore […]

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Second Annual Summer Institute of Geospatial Technology

This summer, the Geographic Information Systems Lab at Washington College is hosting its Second Annual Summer Institute of Geospatial Technology. Staff members at the lab  are teaming up with other geospatial professionals to teach a series of workshops that cover a range of topics from Intro to GIS ,to crime analysis, to Python scripting, and […]

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Congrats, Reggie!

  Congrats to our staff member Reggie Dyer for getting his GISP Certification from the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI)! Woohoo!   The GIS Certification Institute provides participants with certification program, which leads to GIS Professional recognition. GISCI is offered worldwide and gives those involved value as professionals in the GIS field.   Dyer graduated from Florida […]

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A Date With Washington at Library of Congress

On Mar. 19, interns Erin Bloodgood, Thomas Fish, Marissa Seidel, along with former intern and current graduate student, Luis Machado, attended a presentation at the Library of Congress. Stewart Bruce, coordinator of the GIS program and Rob Shenk of Mount Vernon gave a presentation to members of the  Washington Map Society  in the Geography & Map […]

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Out & About – Students and Staff Attend TUgis

It’s a busy time for staff and student interns at GIS. On Mar. 17, GIS employees were able to attend TUgis at Towson University, MD. The conference is geared to GIS professionals in the MD area and strives to create relationships in the GIS community and expose students to the GIS profession.   Stewart Bruce, […]

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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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