About the Atlas of Maine 2008

The Atlas of Maine 2008 was developed by students in ES212: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing. This course is a comprehensive theoretical and practical introduction to the fundamental principles of geographic information systems and remote sensing digital image processing taught by Philip Nyhus, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College. For acknowledgements click here.

The Atlas of Maine was the first of two projects completed by the students. The Atlas emphasized "visual GIS." The goal of this project was to develop a series of visually striking maps illustrating Maine's unique natural and human resources. Full-scale posters were developed and presented at the Seventh Annual Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium.

For their second project, the students completed independent projects that emphasized "analytical GIS." To see the student's GIS research projects, click here.

For additional information about GIS resources at Colby College, click here.

About the Students

   
Student of ES212 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing, Spring 2008. Back row (l to r): Will Tyson, Eric Hansen, Beth Darling, Ian McCullough, Caitlin Casey, Jeff Carroll, Alaina Clark, Andrew Young, Lindsay Dreiss, Pat Roche; Front row (l to r): Fritz Freudenberger, Courtney Larson, Rose Becker, Manny Gimond (ITS, staff), Jaimie O'Connell, Caitlin Durfraine, Michelle Presby.

Rosalind Becker ('08) Rose is a senior Biology major with a concentration in Environmental Science and a minor in Chemistry. With special interests in ecology and conservation, she plans to spend the next couple of years exploring out west. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Jeff Carroll ('08) Jeff is a senior Environmental Studies Policy and International Studies double major. Jeff is interested in carbon sequestration, and is writing his senior Honors Thesis on the effects of climate change on Maine's sequestration abilities. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Caitlin Casey ('09) . Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Alaina Clark ('08) Alaina is an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in conservation biology. She lives in Casco, Maine, and absolutely loved learning about the Maine environment during her four years at Colby. In addition to learning to conduct GIS analysis, during her senior year she completed an honors project on "Designing a Green Graduation for Colby College." Click here to view the plans for Colby's first Green Graduation. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Beth Darling ('08) . Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Lindsay Dreiss ('09) Lindsay is from Farmington, CT and part of Colby's 2009 graduating class. She is an Environmental Science major with a minor in Environmental Education. She hopes to continue her studies in graduate school and pursue a career in wildlife ecology and conservation. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Caitlin Dufraine ('09) Caitlin is from Greenfield MA.  By Majoring in both Environmental Studies with a concentration in Policy and Science Technology and Society, while also minoring in Administrative Science, Caitlin has been able to pursue her interests in the interactions between the environment and society. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Frederick Freudenberger ('09) "Fritz" hails from a small town in Western North Carolina where he was born and raised.  At Colby College he is in the class of 2009. He is the College's first, and only, Geography major but also holds another major in International Studies with a concentration in International Relations. Fritz is a lover of life, a fan of Tom Waits, and afraid of things that go bump in the night. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Eric Hansen ('08) . Eric is a senior Environmental Studies major with a policy concentration and an Art minor from Fredonia, NY. He hopes to continue environmental policy work after graduation as well as continuing with painting.Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Courtney Larson ('08) Courtney is a senior double major in Environmental Studies: Policy and International Studies. This year she wrote an honors thesis on zoning and large carnivore conservation. Over the summer she will be working as a research assistant for Philip Nyhus's work on the South China tiger. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Ian McCullough ('10) Ian is an Environmental Studies major concentrated in science from McLean, Virginia. He is particularly interested in endangered species conservation, ecology and moose. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Jamie O'Connell ('08) . Jamie is a senior Environmental Studies major with a concentration in conservation biology.Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Michelle Presby ('09) Michelle is from Buxton, Maine, and is a Biology major with a concentration in Environmental Science. She is also a minor in Environmental Education and hopes to pursue a career in environmental field research and public environmental education programs. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Patrick Roche ('09). Patrick, from Hopkinton, MA, is an Environmental Studies major and and Economics minor at Colby College. He is a member of the Environmental Coalition and enjoys kayaking and hiking. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Will Tyson ('09) Will Tyson is an Environmental Studies major. He lives in Walpole, NH. Along with environmental studies, he enjoys studying anthropology. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Andrew Young ('09) Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

 

Acknowledgements

This web site was created by Philip Nyhus, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. The maps on these pages were produced by the students in ES212: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing, Spring 2008. Click the following links for previous Atlas of Maine projects: Atlas of Maine 2005, Atlas of Maine 2006, Atlas of Maine 2009, Atlas of Maine 2010.

We would all like to thank Manny Gimond, ITS GIS and Quantitative Analysis specialist for his support this semester. The GIS Laboratory in the Diamond building was generously supported by the Oak Foundation. Additional thanks to the Environmental Studies Program, Colby's ITS Department, and the Dean of Faculty for supporting GIS at Colby.

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