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Check out our new gallery of web map apps!

Bucknell has focused much effort in the last few years on integrating GIS across the curriculum in teaching and research. We recently expanded that effort to include web-based GIS. Check out our new … [Read More...]

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GIS in research (and the classroom): modeling sea level rise inundation

During Summer 2012, Prof. Michelle Oswald (Civil Engineering) and student Christian Treat '13 (Animal Behavior) used GIS to model seal level rise inundation and identify vulnerable transportation … [Read More...]

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Job & internships opportunities with ESRI

Check out these internships & job opportunities from ESRI. It's a fantastic company to work for and could set you up for a very successful career in GIS work: 1. ESRI summer internship … [Read More...]

General Interest

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Check out our new gallery of web map apps!

Bucknell has focused much effort in the last few years on integrating GIS across the curriculum in teaching and research. We recently expanded that effort to include web-based GIS. Check out our new … [Read More...]

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GIS in research (and the classroom): modeling sea level rise inundation

During Summer 2012, Prof. Michelle Oswald (Civil Engineering) and student Christian Treat '13 (Animal Behavior) used GIS to model seal level rise inundation and identify vulnerable transportation … [Read More...]

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Job & internships opportunities with ESRI

Check out these internships & job opportunities from ESRI. It's a fantastic company to work for and could set you up for a very successful career in GIS work: 1. ESRI summer internship … [Read More...]

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Another summer 2013 GIS student research opportunity

Here's info on another GIS student research opportunity for summer 2013. This one is hosted by Georgia State University. It's part of the same NSF-funded 'Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) … [Read More...]

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2 new job openings in GIS/digital scholarship at Bucknell

Bucknell has created 2 new job positions - GIS/Web Application Specialist and Digital Scholarship Coordinator - to support digital scholarship initiatives on campus. Click here to apply. The new … [Read More...]

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Summer 2013 GIS student research opportunities in Connecticut, California and Hawaii

Yes, we're in the middle of a deep freeze, but it's not too early to start thinking about summer 2013. Here are two opportunities for undergraduate students to do GIS research and field work. Both … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities – Webinar on Careers in GIS & Remote Sensing

Thinking about a career in remote sensing and/or GIS? If so, check out this webinar that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 1pm EST. Students and young professionals are invited to attend the … [Read More...]

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Register & Submit Presentations for Bucknell-hosted GIS conference

We recently launched the conference website for the upcoming Bucknell-hosted conference GIS & Spatial Thinking in the Undergraduate Curriculum.  Basic info is shown below, but please check out the … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities

Congratulations to rising senior and GIS Student Assistant Darin Rockwell, Geography/Geology '13, for landing a very competitive GIS internship for summer 2012 with Lockheed Martin. Currently ranked … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities – Yale University

Last fall I wrote a post about the work that Stace Maples is doing as Yale University's GIS Specialist.  The Yale Map Department recently posted a job listing for a GIS Specialist who would work with … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities – Azavea

In previous posts, I've mentioned some of the cool projects that Azavea (a GIS consulting firm in Philly) is involved in.  Things like... creating a mobile GIS app for cell phone users to find and … [Read More...]

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Faculty GIS Profiles: Song Chen, Assistant Professor of Chinese History

The following is a guest post by Prof. Song Chen, Assistant Professor of Chinese History, who arrived on campus in fall 2011. Click here to read the profile of Prof. Chen that was posted on the … [Read More...]

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GIS in the Classroom (and dorms): Environmental Residential College

In fall 2011, Professors Steve Jordan and Chris Daniels assigned a semester-long documentary project to students in Bucknell's Environmental Residential College. The goal was to create video essays to … [Read More...]

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Bucknell GIS brings home an IronSheep

Over the holidays we posted about Prof. Duane Griffin's victory in the FloatingSheep blog's Christmas map contest. Well, Duane has once again brought glory (or infamy, depending on which way you look … [Read More...]

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Call for faculty interest in summer 2012 ‘Mapping Communities’ fellowship at University of Redlands

For the last two years, the LENS program at the University of Redlands has offered fellowships to faculty from around the country who are interested in exploring different ways to incorporate maps and … [Read More...]

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Call for faculty interest in summer 2012 GIS workshops at Bucknell (revised)

As we have for the past two summers, Bucknell's LIT division will offer a series of summer workshops for faculty interested in hands-on instruction in GIS. Stipends of $400 will be offered to faculty … [Read More...]

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GIS in the Classroom: Civil & Environmental Engineering 432

Last summer, Bucknell's administration asked our GIS team to conduct an analysis of parking availability across campus.  The project was assigned to Dan Dougherty, Geography/History ’12 and is su … [Read More...]

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GIS could help you get into grad school (and get funding!)

In recent posts I've given examples of how GIS can help you find an internship during your undergraduate years (click here to read more) and/or help you land a job once you have graduated from … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities – Summer 2012 paid GIS internship with REU

I've been posting a lot (here, here and here) about GIS job opportunities for Bucknell's class of 2012 - but there are also lots of GIS internships out there for returning students. Are you interested … [Read More...]

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Save the date – Bucknell’s GIS in Higher Education Conference 11/16-11/18/12

Bucknell will be hosting a GIS in higher education conference from Friday, Nov. 16th through Sunday, Nov. 18th. The conference will focus on sharing ideas and examples of integrating GIS into teaching … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities – ESRI

If you are a second semester senior looking for a full-time job or a returning student considering summer internship options, check out the links below from the ESRI newsletter for students and recent … [Read More...]

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Free, GIS-ready historic maps from New York Public Library

Here's another treasure trove of data that's ready and waiting to be added to your ArcMap session. Over the last several years the New York Public Library has scanned more than 10,000 public domain … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities – Smith College

In recent weeks I've talked to a number of second semester seniors about GIS job options.  I'm hoping at some point to write a blog post with links to GIS job search sites and other resources, but for … [Read More...]

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Coming soon to your ArcMap session – a GIANT JACKPOT OF DATA

ESRI just added Business Analyst and Community Analyst to  Bucknell's site license. What that means for you is that you will soon have access to several thousand 'ready-to-map' data variables - all … [Read More...]

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GIS Job Opportunities – DevelopmentSeed

Back in October I mentioned that developing GIS technical skills can help you land a job after graduation. Well, here's the proof.  Recent Bucknell grad Chad Lawlis, Environmental Studies ’11, just got … [Read More...]

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Bucknell HGIS presentation at Yale

Over the last two and a half years, Bucknell History professor David Del Testa has been working - on his own and in collaboration with me and the GIS Student Assistants - on integrating GIS into his r … [Read More...]

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Mapping Santa vs. Satan – Round 1

Thanks to Geography Professor Duane Griffin's spooky 'Santa vs. Satan' map submission (deemed one of the 'all-time greats' - see below), Bucknell has scored a knock-out in round one of the … [Read More...]

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GIS in the classroom: Women’s Studies 233 – Sample Project ‘Mapping sexual content in advertising’

Guest post by Juanita Jeffrey, Economics/Women & Gender Studies, '13 The map below was produced by the Women in the Media group for Prof. Nikki Taylor's  "Global Feminism & Religion" class. … [Read More...]

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GIS in the Classroom: Women’s Studies 233 – Sample Project ‘Women & Marriage’

The maps below were produced by the Women & Marriage  group for Prof. Nikki Taylor’s ”Global Feminism & Religion” class.  The group explored differences in marriage laws, norms and customs arou … [Read More...]

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Bucknell’s campus in Central Park (way, way) West

Check out Harold Cooper's ExtendNY map application to find out what your NYC address is - even if  you live in Topeka, KS or Vladivostok, Russia. More on the project from an article in yesterday's … [Read More...]

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Happy GIS Day, Bucknell!

If the map-lovers and geo-geeks in your life have an extra spring in their step this morning, it's because GIS day is finally here!!!! No, you probably can't get out of class or work on this holiday … [Read More...]

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Trick or Track & the Zombie Apocalypse

Last Halloween  I shared an ESRI map that visualized Halloween spending across the U.S.  Interesting, but nothing of any real practical value. But this year I've got links to a couple of maps and apps … [Read More...]

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From the Yale Daily News… “Map on, Maples!”

The Yale Daily News has a great article about the role that the GIS Specialist, Stace Maples, plays on campus. Maples, a fellow ESRI T3G Institute alum from summer 2010, works with faculty and … [Read More...]

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Mapping wheel-chair access at Bucknell

In spring 2010, Bucknell student Kate Matelan, '10  worked with film professor Eric Faden to produce a documentary film focused on her experiences as a disabled student on campus.  To illustrate the d … [Read More...]

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Reminder – Flying Bison & free pizza today at noon

Reminder - the Flying Bison coffee talk will be in Olin 268 at noon today.  Here's the message center listing for the event: Dan Farrell '12 and Nick Urban '12 will be giving the coffee talk on … [Read More...]

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Nate Silver maps college football geography

In a recent post on the New York Times' Quad blog, Nate Silver tackles the geography of college football allegiances.  Silver - a noted statistician, blogger and election forecaster who is also … [Read More...]

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Interview with Biology Prof. DeeAnn Reeder about using GIS in teaching and research

Over the 2010-11 academic year, a team of GIS student assistants worked with Prof. DeeAnn Reeder to develop maps and GIS data for use in her teaching and research. Ted Heitzman, '12 and Paul … [Read More...]

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$19,700/yr fellowship opportunity for sophomores

See below for information on an undergraduate fellowship opportunity from the EPA. Current sophomores can apply to receive up to $19,700 per academic year for their junior and senior years - along … [Read More...]

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Simple tool for creating KML-based thematic maps

As someone who has one foot in the ArcGIS world and another in the GoogleEarth/GoogleMaps world, I'm continually annoyed at how cumbersome it is to shuffle data back and forth between the two product … [Read More...]

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3 global data visualization tools to use in your class

Last fall the World Bank launched a contest aimed at challenging web developers to create web-based tools using the data available through the World Bank's Open Data Initiative. Click here to read an … [Read More...]

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Peer-reviewed articles on spatial thinking & GIS

Diana Sinton, Director of Spatial Curriculum and Research for the University of Redlands' LENS Initiative, recently tipped me off to a website with full-text PDFs of peer-reviewed papers that are … [Read More...]

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Physics Dept coffee talk on using the Flying Bison drone to collect aerial imagery

Come hear Nick Urban, Computer Science '12, talk about designing, building and flying the remote-controlled Flying Bison drone. Nick will be presenting on Monday, 9/26 at noon (Olin 364) as part of … [Read More...]

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More web tools for helping students understand scale

In previous posts here, here and here I've mentioned different resources that can be useful in helping students understand scale.  Joseph Kerski, ESRI's Education Curriculum Development Manager, … [Read More...]

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Deadlines for upcoming GIS paper, poster & scholarship competitions

Below is a list of upcoming deadlines for student GIS paper, poster & scholarship competitions. All of these deadlines are listed on the newly re-designed Bucknell GIS Calendar. The calendar also … [Read More...]

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Keystone Edge story about the Flying Bison

The online journal, Keystone Edge, recently picked up the story of Nick Urban and the Flying Bison drone.  Published by Issue Media Group, the Keystone Edge ... tells the story of the new economy in P … [Read More...]

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Williamsport and Lycoming County Asset Mapping

Guest post by Dan Ladd, Middlebury College ’14 One of the major projects the GIS team worked  on for much of the early part of the summer was mapping community assets in Williamsport and Lycoming Co … [Read More...]

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Computer science major builds aerial drone for a bird’s-eye view of local stream

Bucknell communications recently published an article on the work that Nick Urban and the other GIS student assistants did this summer for the Miller Run Restoration project.  Excerpt below - click … [Read More...]

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Using G.I.S. to Visualize Historical Landscapes

Guest post by Michael Grasso, Environmental Studes 13' Geographic Information Systems can be used recreate a landscape that no longer exists. Historians can use this technology to help explain … [Read More...]

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Using G.I.S. to Help Analyze and Visualize Disasters

Guest post by Michael Grasso, Environmental Studies '13 G.I.S. has an extremely large variety of applications. With G.I.S. one could map an area affected by a natural disaster in order to analyze … [Read More...]

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Miller Run Restoration: The Details

Guest post by Michael Grasso, Environmental Studies '13 and Dan Ladd, Middlebury College '14 The G.I.S. team started the Miller Run Restoration Project at Abby Lane in and around an oat field … [Read More...]