24 October 2019

MLA Open House November 2nd

If you know someone thinking about graduate school in landscape architecture, the Rutgers Open House on November 2 is a must. It is a chance to meet faculty and students, see the facilities and hear about the classes and experiences. Current undergraduates and working professionals are welcome.

The poster below has details.

23 October 2019

Geospatial Asset Management

GIS pros will be interested in the following event. And it is a great opportunity for students to network (which means, meet people who might be your employer at some later time).

2019 Fall Meeting

When: 01 Nov 2019 8:30 AM, EDT
Where: Rutgers EcoComplex - Bordentown, NJ

Geospatial Asset Management: Straightforward Solutions
for Real World Data
Asset Management and GIS have a complicated relationship with a long history and a bright future. Please join us as we welcome back MAGTUG for a full day of presentations on real world examples using GIS to better collect, track, and manage asset data. We will have an afternoon workshop available for attendees, Maintenance Management Systems (MMS) and Best Practices for Local Agencies (limit 30).
Registration fee is $30 and includes a light breakfast and networking lunch. Register by Wednesday, October 30th, 2019. Walk-ins will be subject to an additional $15 fee.
Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd
Bordentown, NJ 08505


Purchase orders are an accepted method of payment. Please email info@macurisa.org (preferred method) or mail to Mid-Atlantic Chapter of URISA, P.O. Box 486, Glassboro, NJ 08028. If you bring your purchase order for signature on the day of the event, it will be signed and returned via email or postal mail.
MAC URISA is hosting a Mappy Hour immediately following the Fall Meeting. We will be at the Old Town Pub, which is a 10 minute drive from the Rutgers EcoComplex (directions). Join us for a pint of brew or two!
*Must be 18 or over to register and attend this event.

11 October 2019

Friday Photos: Urban hikes

At this point I have led countless urban hikes or field trips. Picking only a few photos from those hikes, without rhyme or reason, is absurd. They are from across multiple years, hence different sun positions for the same places.

AC Flooding

The Press of Atlantic City has posted photos of flooding from the recent storm out in the Atlantic. Molly Bilinski has posted a video showing this morning's flooding, bathed in the sunshine of a beautiful day.

Flooding during a hurricane is one thing - everyone stays in, or evacuates. Businesses are already closed, so maybe access isn't a big issue. But sunny day flooding is become an increasingly common problem that hurts businesses and strands schoolkids. Today's closures are somewhere in between, but a reminder of a trend.

08 October 2019


As part of my sabbatical I have been reading a little about the remarkable group of geographers that David Simonett assembled at UC-Santa Barabra. It ended up as a pretty big list, but includes Waldo Tobler, Reg Golledge, Mike Goodchild, and Bill Warntz. The links aren't great (I can't share the sources I am reading) but if you don't know these GIS pioneers, they will still be a good start.