01 February 2012

Readings

For Intro to Geomatics , it turns out that we just don't have enough class time to discuss all of the readings.  So, we are going to try discussing them here.  The comments are open to all, including readers who are not part of the class. 


Z. Aslıgül Göçmen and Stephen J. Ventura "Barriers to GIS Use in Planning" (JAPA)
Mapping Solar (ArcUser)
Mapping Transportation and Health (PlaNetizen)

GIS Designing our Future (ArcNews)

Since we were just dipping our toes into GIS this week, these articles were meant to highlight the different ways that GIS can be used by different groups. But the planning piece also showed that there are some fairly mundane issues that still loom large on the GIS horizon.

3 comments:

taryn pittfield said...

I came across this today and thought it was rather interesting use of the map and done fairly well.

http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/popvssodamap.gif

Noel Hahn said...

Hi class. This isn't necessarily GIS-related, but this was a cool exhibit I saw at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It's a representation of the US using TVs. http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=71478

kevinp1782 said...

The skills presented in the Mapping Solar article would have been incredibly useful to us in our design studio from Fall 2011. In that project, we were siting an array of solar panels on a former landfill. By using the techniques presented in this article, we could have understood the 37-acre project site as it relates to the absorbtion of solar energy, and maximized the benefits in our response with the solar array.