Upcoming map competitions

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Students - now that you are finished with your final GIS projects (you are finished, right?) why not submit them to one of these upcoming competitions. Bucknell students have won awards in other map competitions - let's do it again: 1. 2011 National Council for Geographic Information (NCGE) Conference & Map Gallery: The 2011 NCGE Map Gallery Committee invites you to … [Read more...]

Uncovering the ‘Stories of the Susquehanna’ using GIS

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Bucknell faculty have long had an interest in grounding their research efforts locally - using the physical, cultural, historical and sociological landscapes of the Susquehanna Valley region as a living laboratory. The two videos below feature Prof. Katherine Faull and student Emily Bitely '11 talking about the role of GIS in two such projects - the Stories of the Susquehanna, … [Read more...]

Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty

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There are a million reasons I can think of for wanting to be in Santa Barbara, CA this week but one of them is that I'd love to attend UC Santa Barbara's 'Think Spatial' forum. This week's presentation features Ruth Mostern from UC Merced discussing her use of Google Earth for teaching undergraduate history courses. In Mostern's upper division history course about the Silk … [Read more...]

Ask the expert: Katie Faull on maps, Moravian diaries and Native American history

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In the BU homepage's February 'Ask the Expert' interview, Prof. Katie Faull discusses her research on the 18th Century Moravian settlers and Native Americans who inhabited the Susquehanna watershed region. With the help of her research assistant, Emily Bitely '11, Prof. Faull has made extensive use of GIS in reconstructing 18th Century landscapes of the Susquehanna.  Read the … [Read more...]

Tour the front lines of the Marcellus Shale boom with students from the Susquehanna Valley Summer Writer’s Institute

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In Summer 2010, a team of five Bucknell undergrads participated in the Susquehanna Valley Summer Writer's Institute with the goal of collecting and reporting stories of how the Marcellus Shale gas-drilling boom is transforming communities and cultural landscapes. Given how central geography is to the story of the Marcellus Shale boom, it was quickly agreed that the most … [Read more...]