The visit is organized by The New Mappings Collaboratory, as part of the Geography Department's Spring Colloquium series.
Sarah Whatmore is a Professor and Head of School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom. Her research is in the field of political ecology, examining policy and the actions of humans impact the environment. She is author of Hybrid Geographies: Nature Cultures Spaces (Sage London, 2002). She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) and collaborates with researchers around the world.
Michael Goodchild is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research focuses around geographic information represented in computer systems, and how communities are involved in producing maps.
The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky is an effort to build partnerships around new spatial media education and research.
Dan Sui is Professor and Chair of Geography at The Ohio State University. His current research focuses on volunteered geographic information and the use of social media as a new data source for geographic research as well as the legal and ethical issues of using geospatial technologies in society. The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky hosted Professor Sui, kicking off an effort to build partnerships around new spatial media education and research.
Building bridges between campus and community, Matthew Wilson's GIS Workshop course will connect various Fayette and Lawrence county organizations with groups of students to develop partnerships, gather data for GIS analyses, and create unique maps. GIS, an acronym for 'geographic information sciences,' examines intersections of technology, cartography and culture.
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