Entries tagged with ‘GIS’

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Faculty Profile: Prof. Ryan Bergstrom

By Gustavus Geography major Brian Zabel (’14). Growing up in St. Paul, MN, Dr. Ryan Bergstrom started his journey to Gustavus after graduating from nearby Mahtomedi High School.  He then spent some time at Lakewood Community College/Century College where he pursued a business degree.  During his pursuit of a business degree, Ryan spent several years […]

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Geography student completes GIS internship for engineering firm

Geography and Environmental Studies major Meg Wika (’14) spent this past summer working for Barr Engineering in Minneapolis as a GIS intern. Her internship is currently being featured on the Gustavus homepage here.

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Welcome Geographers

Welcome geographers and friends of geography to the 2013 academic year at Gustavus Adolphus College. The Department of Geography is proud to welcome back Anna Versluis as Department Co-Chair, Visiting Instructor Lencho Bati, Visiting Assistant Professor Ryan Bergstrom, Professors Emeriti Bob Douglas and Bob Moline, and Administrative Assistant Judy Helmeke.  We are especially excited to […]

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Online cartography class enrolls nearly 30,000

Geography Professor Anthony Robinson of Penn State is offering an online digital cartography course called Maps and the Geospatial Revolution. Nearly 30,000 have enrolled. Wired.com recently featured Dr. Robinson and his course in an interview here. Robinson says “I started my undergraduate education as an electrical engineering major. Then I just randomly took a human […]

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GIS: Changing History One Map at a Time

A recent article at Smithsonian.com, highlights Anne Knowles, professor of Geography at Middlebury College, and how she uses Geographic Information Science (systems) to literally make history come alive.  In the process, she challenges long-standing academic views of noteworthy historical events by “putting place at the center of history.”  Take for example the often-questioned decision by […]

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Using GIS to study history

This month’s Smithsonian magazine features Dr. Anne Kelly Knowles, a geographer at Middlebury College who uses GIS to study historical events. She is a winner of the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award. Knowles became interested in geography later in life while working as an editor with a University of Chicago geography professor:  “I was blown away. […]