The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Portal Project, of which Penn State University Libraries is a contributor, has launched an online spatial data discovery tool called the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. The project and geoportal aim to provide discoverability, facilitate access and connect scholars across the Big Ten Academic Alliance to often scattered geospatial data resources.
Faculty, staff, students and visitors are invited to to learn more about map and GIS applications by participating in-person or remotely online in any or all of three workshops offered by the University Libraries during the spring 2017 semester.
Resources, presentations and career options for GIS and related fields are highlighted during an expanded program of 2016 GIS Day activities Nov. 14-15 at Penn State’s Pattee Library and Paterno Library at University Park.
Two fall 2016 Penn State University Libraries informational sessions offering introductions to map and GIS topics are planned for Penn State students, faculty, staff and visitors in the Donald W. Hamer Maps Library, ground floor Pattee Library, University Park, and via Adobe Connect online. No registration is required.
Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will always have Paris, and Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks had their meeting at the top of the Empire State Building in New York. But the part cities play in relationships has begun to change, according to Penn State researchers who are studying how cities — and State College specifically — play a role in modern romances.
Angela Chang, a human rights advocate with Amnesty International and a student in the Penn State online master’s degree program in Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Intelligence option, was the 2014 recipient of the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award. Chang was unable to attend the 2014 U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Symposium, where the award is usually presented, therefore, she was presented with the award at the Department of Geography’s Coffee Hour weekly lecture on Nov. 13.
Activities planned for the University Libraries' GIS Day on Nov. 18 highlight the importance of geospatial information and related resources for students, faculty and staff, and include presentations, an information fair, a networking reception and more.
When tourists visit Gettysburg National Military Park they see a picturesque landscape of open fields and rolling hills. However, for three days in 1863 this site was home to one of the most important battles in American history. Nicholas Wiley, a graduate of the Penn State geographic information system (GIS) certificate program, is trying to bring this experience to life with the InSite Gettysburg app.
Penn State Public Broadcasting's fourth installment of the "Geospatial Revolution Project" identifies the uses of geospatial information in climate change research, global aid allocation, and disease tracking. The four episodes of the Geospatial Revolution Project are available at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu online.
Penn State Public Broadcasting's third installment of the Geospatial Revolution Project deals with the technology in relation to privacy and how geospatial information affects law enforcement, war and diplomacy. Watch the episode at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/episode3/ online.
Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) has released the second episode in the four-part online video series, The Geospatial Revolution Project. It features the city of Portland, Ore., and how local government officials are offering more geographically coded information about crime, transportation and urban planning to the public. In return, residents can open their eyes and ears to the problems of their communities - using geospatial technology to participate in public discourse. Watch the program at http://geospatialrevolution.psu.edu/ online.