Category Archives: GIS & Mapping

Child Care Mapping in Maryland

Finding quality child care is one of the most important decisions working parents of pre-k children can make. Finding the right fit comes with many questions. Many of which center around “where.” Should it be near home? Work? Or near another child’s school? To help

Teaching GIS to Business Students

Location. Location. Location. From deciding where to locate a new store to analyzing how well marketing campaigns are working in various markets, maps help business leaders make better decisions. Recently, I taught two classes to Towson University business students, which focused on how businesses can

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Using Tableau for Strategic Planning

This winter, staff from the Center for GIS and RESI took on a data visualization project for the Johns Hopkins University and the associated anchor institution strategy entitled Homewood Community Partners Initiative (HCPI). The partnership is built around stakeholder engagement with the vision of a

TUgis 2015 Conference Recap

With a record number 600 total attendees from private enterprise, education, the non-profit sector, and all levels of government, the TUgis 2015 conference began with several exciting plenary speakers. Towson University’s interim president, Dr. Timothy Chandler and Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford delivered opening remarks.

Esri’s 34th Annual User Conference

Esri holds many national and local user conferences throughout the year. Their leading conference happens right about this time each year in San Diego California, with this year’s 34th User Conference landing on July 14-18. Formally known as the International User’s Conference (now just User

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Locating the Humanities with Open Source Mapping Tools

Towson University’s Center for GIS (CGIS) recently assisted the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) in their promotional needs by developing a web mapping application that helps MHC audiences and donors quickly identify MHC events that occur near them. Phil Reese, a GIS Programmer for CGIS, was

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Attending TUgis 2014? Reach Out to the Student Attendees

On March 18th, I will be attending the 27th annual TUgis Conference, which is hosted by Towson University’s College of Liberal Arts and organized cooperatively with the Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC) and the State of Maryland Department of IT (DoIT).  The TUgis Advisory