Thursday, September 23, 2010

Alumni in the Spotlight

By: Nichole Bryant ‘09

A graduate of the WC Business Management program, Nichole took an interest in GIS while interning in the lab her senior year. Upon graduation she worked full time in the lab developing the online learning environment. Now, she is enrolled full time in the accelerated Masters of GIS Management Program at Salisbury University. She started in June of this year and already has 1/3 of the program complete! The program provides a practical, hands-on educational experience that prepares students for a career in the administration of GIS.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eye on the Environment: GIS on the Chester

BY; Smaa Koraym ‘13

The goal of GIS on the Chester is to make the Chester River the best mapped river in the United States, while providing an accurate set of data that will help a variety of different groups, show people self-responsibility when using the river, and teach them protection measures needed to preserve the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay for future generations. The project is divided into four parts: Sub-Watershed Analysis, Towns, Natural Resource Areas, and General Themes. With approximately 19 students in the class, Professor Bruce has assigned each of them a different topic to cover diverse aspects of the project. To start off their assignment, each student is responsible for collecting data such as a boundary layer, roads layer, hydrography, and imagery in order to assemble a GIS of their sub-watershed. From there the students will use their skills to analyze any aspect of their choice in regards to the given area. Although each student is working independently, they will all be bringing different information to the table and collaborate, putting their ideas together to help make the Chester River cleaner.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Where is GIS Taking You?

By: Tyler Brice ’13 and Corey Stokes ‘13

The GEOINT Conference is the preeminent event of the year for the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities (http://geoint2010.com/). Each year the conference has provided attendees a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts, share best practices, and uncover the latest developments from government, military and private-sector leaders. Stewart Bruce, Samantha Bulkilvish ’09, Tyler Brice ’13, and Corey Stokes ’13 will attend this year’s conference in New Orleans from Nov 1-4. The group will participate in the K-14 Academic Track as well as man a table in the exhibit hall.