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 10 software and QGIS for primary GIS use, as well as related hardware (large-format scanning, printing, and GPS) and associated software packages.
In The News
Each semester, economics professor Bob Jones assigns local-history projects as part of his course on geographic information systems, or GIS. Along with charting ethnic demographics and the political party of the incumbent in Congressional districts, incomes and unemployment rates in various regions, and other census data, his classes have traced land-use patterns over time, last year in Saratoga County and this year in nearby Washington County.
The GIS Center is working with the Career Services Center to send eight students to the upcoming 2017 Planning and Zoning Conference at the Saratoga City Center on January 25th. This conference is a unique opportunity. There will be 500+ planning board and zoning board members attending the conference, as well as over 25 local […]
We are excited to share these upcoming workshop opportunities in the GIS Center. Please register if you are interested. If you cannot attend a workshop at the time mentioned, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an individual consult or make plans for a class presentation. To view all of the Academic Technologies course offerings this […]
It was a busy 2016 summer in the GIS Center. Connor Christoffersen was the lab assistant, and was instrumental in the projects accomplished. The main projects were working on our Community Geography initiative in partnership with the Wilton Wildlife Preserve, supporting 3 faculty summer research teams and their 6 students, and making progress on individual campus […]
By Alex Chaucer and Connor Christoffersen So, you may have heard the term “augmented reality” (AR) lately. It is gaining in name recognition due to the new Pokémon GO game that many are playing, even here at Skidmore. Did you know that augmented reality can be used as an instructional technology in the college classroom? The […]