Category Archives: Teaching

Mitch Hedberg and GIS

So, a recent post on Reddit highlighted a Mitch Hedberg joke. “La Quinta” is Spanish for “next to Denny’s.” Thinking about this, I realized we could use GIS to find the number of La Quintas that are next to Denny’s. … Continue reading

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Portfolio Workshop

Yesterday, I held a Portfolio Workshop for our Rowan Geography and Environment students. The audio of my talk along with the slides are available on the workshop web page. While I think the talk and discussion was well-received, the audio … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the start of the Spring Semester

Today marks the beginning of the Spring Semester. For many students, this will be their last semester at Rowan University. For me, I’ll be teaching GIS II, which is mostly upperclassmen, and Intro to Mapping and GIS, which is more … Continue reading

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MAC URISA and posts from the conference

I’ll be at MAC URISA in Atlantic City from the 4th until the 6th. On the 4th, I’ll be conducting a introductory-level workshop on Distributed GIS. On Tuesday the 5th, John Hasse and I will be at the Interactive Expo … Continue reading

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Projects featured on Rowan’s home page

I’m proud to say that I now have two articles written about my work that have been featured on the Rowan University home page. Most recently, Mapping the Guard (still on the home page) was posted, detailing the great work … Continue reading

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Urban design photos

I’ve been organizing my digital photography library and posting some of my better pictures to flickr. The “Urban Design” collection highlights pictures that illustrate important urban design principles. I plan on using these photos for the future planning classes at … Continue reading

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Student Experiences with OpenStreetMap

This semester, I integrated OpenStreetMap into my GIS II class by requiring students to research an area on OSM that lacked detail and update the map. OSM is a great real-world demonstration of some of the GIS principles we’re discussing … Continue reading

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