Monday, April 02, 2007

March 2007 Events in the GCMC

March 2007 in the GCMC

Genealogists, historians, educators, archaelogists, and even a speech pathologist visited the Geospatial Center & Map Collection during the month of March. So what type of projects and activities brought them to the GCMC?

  • A GIS map was created using Delaware County and U.S. Census Bureau data for a group from the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry for a project on poverty in Muncie.
  • The Office of International Advancement at Ball State University used maps of the Middle East to help plan a trip to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • Visiting students working on credit for English 103 borrowed maps of various countries around the world to add to a paper on the cultures of the world.
  • A biology instructor borrowed nautical charts from the Map Collection to use in the classroom for a special project.
  • An Honors student included GIS maps and data about Middletown in her thesis.
  • A retired faculty member borrowed maps of New Zealand to plan for an upcoming vacation.
  • A speech pathologist borrowed maps, atlases, and travel guides of New York to use in a project for improving conversational speech.
  • GIS was used to create a map showing the hometowns of the running backs participating in spring practice on the Ball State University football team.
  • Students borrowed maps to use for speeches on the route of the Titanic, ancient Greece and Rome, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and the Inuit population.
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Management students borrowed maps for a project on water cycles.
  • Education students borrowed maps to teach elementary students about Israel, Iraq, and Central and South America.
  • Students from the College of Architecture and Planning borrowed maps of national parks for a special project, and Landscape Architecture students used GIS data and aerial photography for site planning.
  • An archaeologist used topographic maps from the Map Collection to research the construction of ethanol plants, cell phone towers, and upcoming road construction.
  • A local genealogist researched maps of Warrick County to search for roots.
  • Many students used the large-format plotter to print off posters for class presentations.

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