Mapshop will be hosting a weekend training in mapmaking using QGIS. Students may enroll in A&S 500-402. Members of the community are also welcome to join; contact email@example.com for details. Seats are limited!
Eric Rodenbeck, founder and CEO of Stamen Design, and Sarah Williams, director of the Civic Data Design Lab at MIT, have been scheduled as part of the 2016 New Maps Speaker Series.
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.
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!)