GIS

ESRI User’s Conference is online and available to all WashU GIS Users

By billwinston on July 9, 2020

The ESRI User’s Conference is an annual event held in San Diego that attracts GIS users from across the world.  This year, the sessions will be delivered virtually and all WashU students, faculty, and staff are able to register for “All Access” and participate for free.  The content ranges from J...

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Open to All: The Fight to Desegregate St. Louis Restaurants

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 23, 2020

One of the documents preserved in the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Records at the Washington University Libraries is this simple black and white mimeographed sheet produced by CORE (Committee of Racial Equality) volunteers working in St. Louis. The page lists “places to eat-fa...

Washington University Libraries Staff Develop New Space Management Tool

By Washington University Libraries on April 23, 2020

Staff members at the Washington University Libraries are using mapping technology to solve the inevitable space-crunch problems that arise from growing physical collections. In response to the need for a mechanism that would allow the University Libraries to visualize the current configuration of...

Libraries and GIS: Mapping Out a Partnership

By Dorris on November 18, 2019

Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Geography Awareness Week events! In reflection of last week, Dorris Scott, social science data curator and GIS librarian, talked with Jennifer Moore, head of Data Services, about how academic libraries are using and spreading the word ...

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...

Mapping Project Illuminates St. Louis’ LGBTQ History

By Dorris on November 1, 2019

Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis, a cross-disciplinary project involving the Washington University Libraries and campus and community partners, is bringing attention to an important facet of St. Louis history. Through the creation of a digital map plotted with locations related to LGBTQ culture, the initi...

Celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 15

By Mollie Webb on November 13, 2017

WU Libraries’ Data & GIS Unit will  celebrate GIS Day with events showcasing GIS in the community. GIS Day is an international event, now nearly 20 years old, that promotes spatial awareness, geography, and geographic information systems (GIS). This year, the theme of GIS in the Communi...

GIS DAY @ WASHU

By ksinger on November 13, 2017

GIS Day is an international event, now nearly 20 years old, which promotes spatial awareness, geography and geographic information systems (GIS). This year our theme of GIS in the Community will include on-campus speakers describing how they use GIS to impact community as well as an off-campus co...

WU Libraries Fellow Helps Develop Drone Workshop

By GIS & Data Projects Manager Jennifer Moore and GIS analyst Bill Winston on July 31, 2017

  As a part of the WU Libraries Graduate Research Fellowship Program, fellow Yuqi Li, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, collaborated with Data & GIS Services (DGS) and Earth and Planetary Sciences faculty member Alex Bradley to develop a data-collection workshop using a quadcopter or...