"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world." - Barack Obama
In the coming weeks, the University of Louisville geographic information system program will introduce an app geared toward helping the city’s immigrant and refugee residents find services in and around the metro area.
The app, a product of an eight-hour hackathon on International GIS Day in November, was created by about 25 people, including students, professors, GIS professionals, UofL staff and Louisville Metro employees... Read more
Nick Potter, an M.S. graduate, is currently working as a GIS Analyst on a project called LinkNYC. The project involves constructing Wi-Fi kiosks across New York City. The kiosks usually replace existing payphones and provide free Wi-Fi- phone calls, and device charging. Nick's job consists of performing spatial analyses to determine how kiosk deployment can effectively balance providing internet access to municipal equity regions, kiosk presence in areas with high advertising value, and construction sites likely to gain fiber access and comply with city regulations. Many of the technical skills Nick uses on a daily basis are products of the Thesis process at Geography & Geosciences.