Geography Awareness Week

Geography Awareness Week Spotlight: Geospatial Activities in Our Community

By Mollie Webb on November 11, 2020

St. Louis is rich in geospatial knowledge and location-based technologies. In recent years, the momentum and excitement behind geospatial in St. Louis has been growing. Several organizations and groups are active in engaging geospatial professionals, enthusiasts, and supporters in the St. Louis m...

Faculty Project Uses GIS to Explore History of Racial Violence

By Dorris on November 11, 2019

Geoff Ward is associate chair of Washington University’s Department of African and African-American Studies, where he is associate professor. His project the Racial Violence Archive is an interactive digital research tool that uses geographic information systems (GIS) to explore the history and l...

More Than Just Mapping: One Student’s Experiences with GIS

By Dorris on November 7, 2019

A senior at Washington University, Austin Tolani has taken a number of courses focusing on geographic information systems (GIS) and is now pursuing a certificate in GIS at WashU. Tolani, who is majoring in economics and computer science, has applied his GIS skills at a variety of private, nonprof...