My Story Map was admitted to the ESRI Online Gallery this year (2015).
To see the story map click here
A figure from the Groundwater Project (2007). I used ArcScene to layer hundreds of raster images (a "slice" of the subsurface was interpolated every 5 feet). These models are still in use in the Barrington Area.
To read my Groundwater Paper click here
One of the layers used in the 3D model. This one demonstrated the water level at 700 feet above mean sea level.
To see the Groundwater Paper (2007) click here
This figure shows some of the methodology behind building the 3D model seen in some of my Groundwater Maps (or paper). It is actually made of of interpolated layers, queried at 5 feet intervals and then stacked on top of each other. The model and method is still in use in the Barrington Area. It is used for anything from future water well drilling to conservation efforts (recharge areas).
I made this as part of an assignment in Graduate School. It required the use of some geoprocessing and analysis tools, and data gathering and processing. This is from 2006. I suspect it was pretty good for its time as I eventually found it copied and posted to another person's website! Luckily that issue was resolved but I took it as a sincere form of flattery!
I took a manual cartography class as an undergraduate. At ISU, they believed it was an important prerequisite to learning GIS or digital cartography. I very much agree. This map with the thousands of dots was probably the most tedious but my proudest manual cartography accomplishment! (2001)
I made this in grad school in 2005. Now, it may be relatively easy to pull topographic data into a map via the internet. This map required mylar, pens, data discovery and finally heads up digitizing. It may be easier to find data now that is already digitized and available online. I think it is that much more important now to understand map making principles. This map was a rough draft and may contain a small mistake or two, the final was handed in.
Yes! My GIS experience goes back to roughly 1999/2000. I started working as an intern around 2001. By the time I made this sample ArcIMS site in graduate school I was already a working pro at ArcIMS and had fun creating this site about Needles Highway in the Black Hills for my dad, as it was one of his favorite places (2006)
I hosted a GIS Day event in 2014. I am very interested in the intersection between GIS and libraries. Citizens were interested in learning more about how to get public information and make maps using freely available software.
This is from the way back machine. At ISU we not only had manual cartography and GIS classes, we also had digital cartography class. We learned to use Freehand (software) to create professional looking maps, and how to create symbology and legend information using statistics we had researched. I had chosen to do some research on electric cars and pollution. Of course, learning how to illustrate statistics with maps was more important than the subject matter. I enjoyed my cartography classes and feel it gave me an edge in GIS.