GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research

GIS is a combination of information, techniques, software, and creativity to present, analyze, manipulate, and interact with data that is geographically referenced. The data can be shown in relation to topics such as politics, environmental studies, geography, geology, biology, economics, business, and history.

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.

 

*It is recommended to make an appointment for assistance (use form to left in sidebar)

 

In The News

Mapping past on present for local historians

Small section of a historical mapEach 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.

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On Location

Mapping Workshops in the GIS Center

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 achaucer@skidmore.edu to set up an individual consult or make plans for a class presentation. To view all of the Academic Technologies course offerings this […]

A busy summer in the GIS Center…

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 […]

The Skidmore Geoscience Augmented Reality Sandbox

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 […]

Gotta map ’em all

Pokémon GO is a new augmented reality, location-based game. As it has been dominating the news since it’s release, we thought it might be a good idea to help campus visitors who might be searching the campus for digital goodies. The GIS Center analyzed the campus and found the key Pokémon resources that folks might […]

 
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