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To request a GIS class presentation or GIS consultation for a research project contact:
The GIS Team will work with faculty members to customize GIS integration into courses and support research projects. Support includes identifying GIS data, assistance in developing maps for course material, overview and demonstration of ArcGIS software and hands on workshops for smaller groups of students.
4th Annual GIS Contest 2013
First prize winners,
left Austin Nijhuis,
right Andrew Ireland
Congratulations to the winners of the Library Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College
The first place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card goes to:
Austin Nijhuis, Graduate student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, graduate prize: "Predicting Coastal Dead Zone Size: a Statistical Approach Using GIS".
Andrew Ireland, A&S 2014 in Biology, undergraduate prize: “Population Pressures on Tiger Habitat in India“.
The second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card, goes to:
Brendan Hildum, Graduate student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, graduate prize: "Arsenic Speciation and Groundwater Chemistry Near and Within a Landfill Leachate Plume in Central Massachusetts".
Licia Tomasi, International student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, undergraduate prize: “Wind Power in Massachusetts: Conservation and Energy Production”.
The third place award of a $25 Amazon Gift Card goes to:
Federico Mantovanelli, Graduate student in Economics, graduate prize: ” The Protestant Legacy. Missions and Literacy in India”.
Kyra Prats, A&S 2013 in Earth and Environmental Sciences, undergraduate prize: “Relationships Among Hydrogeomorphology, Wetland Distribution, and Water Levels in Estuarine Environments”.
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Sign up for a free online tutorial from ESRI, producer of the ArcGIS software:
Just create a free online account and go to this free 9 hour course.
Course description from website: This course provides a foundation for understanding what a geographic information system is and the possibilities it offers for discovering patterns, relationships, and trends. You will learn how GIS maps are different from other types of paper and digital maps, what makes the data used in a GIS unique, and how to use GIS software to obtain information and create meaningful maps. In interactive exercises and activities throughout the course, you will work with ArcGIS software and see how a GIS supports problem solving in many different contexts.
For a full list of free ESRI courses go to the ESRI Training Catalog