21 November 2014

Story maps

The Esri Insider blog posted a short, but well-linked, piece this morning on the origins of the Story Map template. I especially liked the bees.

20 November 2014

Campus water parks

Sorry that I missed this when it first came out, but earlier this fall the NY Times ran a feature on campuses adding water parks as amenities for students. Amazing.

19 November 2014

Happy GIS Day

Today is GIS Day, the happiest day of the GIS year. There will be lots of #GISDay tweets and GIS parties all around the world to celebrate.

Last week Burlington County College had a great GIS Day celebration, a bit early.



Today Rutgers will celebrate at 5pm in the Alampi Room at the IMCS building. 


If only GIS Day could be every day of the year.


17 November 2014

Kontos Memorial Kiosk

The Star-Ledger has provided some nice coverage of the work that Rick Lathrop and Brian Curry have undertaken to memorialize Charlie Kontos. Charlie was a great presence at CRSSA but most notable contribution was his research into the return of fishers to the northern forests of New Jersey.


13 November 2014

Healthy Landscapes Talk at BCC GIS Day



For GIS Day at Burlington County College these papers were mentioned:

Also, some readers may want to check out one or more of these map-heavy reports that Caroline Phillipuk helped make:

Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, D. Martinez, M. Yedidia. 2010. Food Environment Maps Chart Book, Camden: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8400.pdf) 
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, J. Chou, M. Yedidia. 2010. Physical Activity Environment Maps Chart Book, Camden: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8540.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, D. Martinez, M. Yedidia. 2010. Food Environment Maps Chart Book, Newark: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8420.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, J. Chou, M. Yedidia. 2010. Physical Activity Environment Maps Chart Book, Newark: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8550.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, D. Martinez, M. Yedidia. 2010. Food Environment Maps Chart Book, New Brunswick: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8440.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, J. Chou, M. Yedidia. 2010. Physical Activity Environment Maps Chart Book, New Brunswick: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8560.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, D. Martinez, M. Yedidia. 2010. Food Environment Maps Chart Book, Trenton: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8460.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, J. Chou, M. Yedidia. 2010. Physical Activity Environment Maps Chart Book, Trenton: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8570.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, D. Martinez, M. Yedidia. 2010. Food Environment Maps Chart Book, Vineland: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8480.pdf)
Ohri-Vachaspati, P., D. Tulloch, N. Petlick, J. Chou, M. Yedidia. 2010. Physical Activity Environment Maps Chart Book, Vineland: The New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study.  Rutgers Center for State Health Policy. (http://www.cshp.rutgers.edu/Downloads/8580.pdf)
 
You may know Caroline more for her work in promoting the early GIS Days:
 
 

11 November 2014

Maps are getting smarter

Slate has a lengthy new piece up by Daniel Gross describing the new seven wonders of the modern world. Wonder #2 is the dynamic map, which describes how changes in mapping are now changing everything else we do. Geography matters.