The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project recently launched the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. The portal allows searching across thousands of records of openly available geospatial data sets and scanned maps and is built with the open source Geoblacklight software. It is ready for you to use for your geospatial research.
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The University of Michigan class "Germany and the Black Diaspora," taught by Professor Kira Thurman, worked over the course of the Winter 2016 semester to create a map of Black Central Europe. Each student identified important figures, events or objects to research and create pins for; the pins were then combined into one, larger map. A central theme guided the class: "making the invisible visible."
We are delighted to announce the awardees of the Library Data Grants, a new program to acquire commercially available data by request for faculty and student research projects. The 2016 Library Data Grants Awardees are:
Across the world on November 19, 2014 people celebrated GIS Day 2014. GIS stand for Geographic Information Systems. GIS Day is an international event that salutes geospatial technology and its power to transform and better our lives. The University of Michigan sponsored a variety of activities, including several events on the Ann Arbor campus. The campus and the community had the opportunity to attend Lightning Talks that highlighted ways to utilize GIS, a student poster competition, and an...