The Skidmore GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research provides students and faculty with the resources and expertise to incorporate GIS and related geospaital technology into course offerings and research across academic disciplines. The Center is also a resource for local governments, environmental and social non-profit organizations, and historic societies with its extensive catalog of Saratoga County socio-economic, historic, and natural resource data.
The Center supports ESRI ArcGIS 9.3.1 and ArcGIS 10 software for primary GIS use, as well as related hardware (large-format scanning, printing, and GPS)and associated software packages.
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Are you interested in creating an interactive map tour, using nothing but your smartphone and free mapping tools? Perhaps you want to map outdoor art, or graffiti, or you want to use it in science for looking at invasive species, or maybe you are more interested in mapping out history and land use change in the watershed? Come to my workshop on Friday at noon for the workshop: Digital Map Storytelling With ArcGIS Online to learn how to create interactive map tours. Workshop will be held in the GIS Center, 2nd Floor, Lucy Scribner Library, Friday 11/22/2013 at Noon. To view the workshop schedule click HERE. Seating is limited, so register for the workshop today HERE.
Here is a quick run down of some great events around the GIS Center (and around campus) that should be on your radar for the rest of the week. Tuesday, Nov. 19th: Mobile Mapping Workshop/Community Geography with Dr. Timothy Hawthorne – Library 113, 12:40pm. Come see how mobile devices can be used in Community Geography. Register here. Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 7pm GIS Center: Digital Map Storytelling with ArcGIS Online, taught by two GIS Center Student Assistants. Register here. Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30pm, Gannett Auditorium, Lecture on E-textiles (electronic textiles) from Leah Buechley ’97. She designed the Lilypad Arduino and is a well known expert in the field of e-textiles, and former director of the MIT Media Lab’s High-Low Tech research group. Thursday, Nov. 21 7pm, Excelling with Excel taught by a GIS Student Assistant. GIS Center. Register here. Thusday, Nov. 21 8pm, Computer Science Club meeting featuring the NAO Robot. (See photo above) Robot demo and look at the programming interface. GIS Center. Friday, Nov. 22 12 noon, Digital Storytelling with ArcGIS Online, taught by Alex Chaucer. GIS Center. Workshop will teach how to use a smartphone to make a Storymap. Register here.
Just wanted to give a quick rundown of some GIS and technology related happenings here at Skidmore College this month. Tuesday Nov. 5 @ 7pm – Prezi: Not Your Mother’s Powerpoint, GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Wednesday Nov. 6 @ 5pm – Mobile App Show and Tell, GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Thursday Nov.7 @ 7pm – Gigapan and Panoramic Imagery, GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Monday Nov. 11 @ 2pm – 3D Scanning with Images GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Tuesday Nov. 12 @ 7pm – Digital Map Storytelling with ArcGIS Online, GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Tuesday Nov. 12 All Day NYGEOCON: NY State’s GIS Conference – City Center, Downtown Saratoga – Day 1 Wednesday Nov. 13 @ 5pm – Using a Quadcoptor to Create Aerial Imagery, GIS Center, 2nd Floor Library Wednesday Nov.13 All Day NYGEOCON: NY State’s GIS Conference – City Center, Downtown Saratoga – Day 2 Monday, Nov. 18 @ 6pm Featured GIS Day Talk “ Mapping Campus-Community Collaborations: Community Geography to Empower Communities and to Understand Sustainability” Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, Emerson Tuesday, Nov. 19 @ 12:40 Hands On Community Mapping Workshop with Dr. Timothy Hawthorne, Lib 113 Tuesday Nov. 21 @ 7pm – Excelling in […]