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It’s finally here! GIS Poster Day

GIS class students will present their term project in the form of posters at the Atrium of the James B. Duke Library.  Students will formally present their posters starting at around 1:30 PM and will be by their posters until 3:30 PM.  Posters will be on display until Friday noon.

Topics for this year includes:


Pop vs. Soda

This site plots the preferred generic name for carbonated soft drinks by region. The county by county breakdown is especially nice. View the map.

Thanksgiving Dinner and GIS

Do you ever wonder about the sources of ingredients for your thankgiving dinner?  Make a list of all the things you use and take a guess which state(s) supply those in maximum amount. 

Here is one example – Turkey. 

For complete list of ingredients and their sources, visit Indiana University GIS Services website. 

Happy […]

GIS Helps Mapping Furman Faculty – Happy GIS Day!

Here is a neat way to visualize commonly available (public) information. Each baloon in this map shows location of a Furman faculty residence. Clicking on the baloon brings up information about the faculty like name, email, and photo if it was available on their website.

What can we do with a map such […]

GIS Luncheon 2006

GIS Day Luncheon for ALL interested staff and faculty.

Social Sciences and Humanities

Speakers: Dr. Lloyd Benson, History and Dr. Ken Peterson, Economics When: Nov 15, 2006 Time: 12 noon Where: Hartness Pavilion Who: ALL interested faculty and staff. All that is required is enough interest to attend the lunch. No expectations of previous […]

Furman Student Alicia Wilson Wins Churchill Prize

Furman student (Alicia Wilson) won the Best GIS project award this year from NITLE (National Institute for Technology & Liberal Education). Read the story.

Environmental Impact Site

Here’s a great link documenting humanity’s past and present impact on the environment.

GIS Lessons and Activities

Check out this website. They have lab/classroom activities that are very easy to incorporate. Most of them have all the data and a lesson plans and are for undergraduate level.