Earlier this year U-M was invited to participate in the informal Esri Development Center (EDC) program. We join a small number of universities recognized as leaders in GIS teaching and research. While the EDC program was initially conceived with a focus on development in the traditional sense—coding and programming of geographic information system (GIS) solutions—U-M was identified as… Read More »
The fourth annual GIS Day event, held on November 15 on the UM-Dearborn campus, drew 270 participants. Students, faculty, and staff from the Dearborn and Ann Arbor campuses, as well as members of the community, used the opportunity to learn about GIS applications through 15 presentations, as well as from one-on-one meetings in an exhibit setting with representatives of… Read More »
Scholars and researchers have a new way to find and compare geospatial data and maps: the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. “The ease of use is wonderful, but what’s really new and different here is a search that allows you to compare contemporary data to old maps,” said Mara Blake, spatial and numeric data librarian at the U-M… Read More »
March is the month when U-M’s Esri academic site license renews each year. This includes licensing for ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, CityEngine, and a wide variety of other Esri products. The university-wide concurrent license server has already been updated, however, users relying on annual single-use licensing will need to re-authorize their installations by the end of the… Read More »
Wednesday, November 19; 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Kochoff Hall, University Center, U-M Dearborn; GIS Day is a global event celebrating the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Locally, a GIS Day event at U-M Dearborn will provide students, faculty, staff, and the community with the opportunity to explore, share, and learn about the application of GIS to problems that… Read More »
Wednesday, November 2; 2–4 p.m.; Institute for the Humanities, 202 South Thayer Building, Osterman Common Room; Alex Hill, founder of Detroitography (an organization whose focus is on democratizing map making and refocusing data for people-centered innovation) conducts a workshop on the Geographic Information System software he uses to turn the raw data into maps.