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UK Student's Map Project Becomes Resource for Under-resourced Young Moms

  • Posted on: 9 September 2015
  • By: mwwi222

Laura Greenfield, Mapshop Intern and Geography Major, was featured in a University of Kentucky press release on her mapping work with Step-By-Step and Tanya Torp. Read press release here.

What started as a project in a University of Kentucky geography course is now a resource for young single mothers across Lexington.

New Year, New Maps

  • Posted on: 28 August 2015
  • By: mwwi222

As a new academic year is upon us, I thought I'd reflect, briefly, on four years of the New Mappings Collaboratory. When Jeremy Crampton, Matt Zook, and I kicked this off, we were really just looking for a way to suture our various projects/interests/hobbies together. We knew we were taking up space in a curious place for GIScience and cartography -- given UK Geography's very specific engagements in those fields by our predecessors John Pickles and Francis Harvey (as well by our current colleagues Sue Roberts and Rich Schein) -- and we wanted to further, as Jeremy puts it, a distinct "Kentucky flavor" to those pursuits. (I think he's always playing off our association with KFC on the world scene!)