Making Maps the Easy Way: A Recap of our TileMill Training

Before Finals, we held a mapping training using the free, open-source software TileMill. This tool is powerful yet accessible, with more intuitive controls and more automated features than expensive high-end GIS software. The resulting maps can be shared across various platforms. The training was led by Modi Research Group, and they have shared their training materials with all of us! These materials include: 1) Powerpoint overview of TileMill: TileMill Presentation SIPA 2) The Working Document of the specific Northern Ghana map training from the session (including […]

SIPA! What are your summer plans?!

Are you preparing for a summer internship (or new job!) in an exotic locale like Caracas, Cape Town, or Cleveland, and wondering if any other SIPA students or alumni will be around? Are you looking for connections in a certain field and want to see which of your classmates is making those connections right now? Are you a program administrator who wants to see where all of his/her students are headed this summer? Well with the help of Crowdmap, you can find out! We have […]

Crisis Mapping Introduction: Recap

Thanks to all of our new Crisis Mappers for coming out last night to NMTF (New Media Task Force)’s  kickoff meeting! We thought it would be helpful to add the links and some of the details from the presentation here on the blog, so you can review and delve further into the topics we discussed. Crisis Mapping: What is it? “Crisis Mappers leverage mobile & web-based applications, participatory maps & crowdsourced event data, aerial & satellite imagery, geospatial platforms, advanced visualization, live simulation, and computational & statistical models […]