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Cartography final projects

The Cartography class (GEOG/ESCI 220) completed another excellent set of final projects in December 2017. The aim of these projects was to convey important findings in maps and graphs, in a way that demonstrates excellent cartographic practices. 
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Class projects from GIS: Spatial Analysis

Students in GEOG/ESCI 224 (GIS: Spatial analysis) presented their final projects at the end of the semester. They demonstrated an excellent range of analytical approaches, combining quantitative analysis and aesthetic design for communication.
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GIS and Sustainability Project Exchange

Want to make a difference? Help out by taking on a project, or suggest one.
If you want to do a thesis project or independent study that makes a difference, then start by finding out what is needed on campus.  It’s … Continue reading

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Mapping Emerald Ash Borer in the City of Poughkeepsie

By India Futterman ’19
Emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle that arrived in the United States in packing material from Asia, has officially arrived in Dutchess County. During the summer of 2017, Elise Chessman ‘18 and India Futterman ‘19 … Continue reading

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Student maps support Poughkeepsie transit analysis and recommendations

The recent consolidation of the City of Poughkeepsie Transit bus system into Dutchess County Department of Mass Transit’s bus system has been much debated among city leaders, bus system users, and other stakeholders. One of the voices that have engaged in the debate … Continue reading

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Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) in the Hudson Valley

Renewable Highlands is working to help transition the Hudson Highlands region towards environmentally conscious energy consumption by informing local municipalities of the benefits of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and asking for their support.  With enough municipalities involved, Renewable Highlands will provide assistance in obtaining … Continue reading

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Final Project Posters: Cartography: Making Maps with GIS (GEOG/ESCI 220)

Students in GEOG/ESCI 220 (Cartography: Making Maps with GIS) presented their final projects last week using their cartographic and analytical skills to map features and phenomena ranging from cash crops in Africa to sea level rise in the US to … Continue reading

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Mapping Local Affordable Housing Projects and Demographic Data

By Katherine Giesa
Urban Studies ’16
Over the summer I made a series of maps for Hudson River Housing (HRH), an organization working to encourage home ownership and provide affordable housing options for residents of the Hudson Valley. This work was completed … Continue reading

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Looking at Land Use Changes on the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

By Ellie Opdahl
Research and Restoration Post Baccalaureate Fellow, VCEE Co-op
Beginning this fall, the South wing of the historic cow barns located on the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve (VFEP) will begin to be renovated as headquarters for a greater conservation … Continue reading

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GIS and GPS an integral part of 2015 URSI students’ work

During the summer of 2015, students participating in two different URSI projects gained experience using GIS and GPS as an integral part of their work. These projects demonstrate some of the range of applications to which geospatial technologies can be applied to assist faculty … Continue reading

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