About the Atlas of Maine 2009

The Atlas of Maine 2009 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 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 2009. Back row (l to r): Manny Gimond (ITS, staff), Kim Bittler, Meghan Cornwall, Aurore Anastassiadis, Francis Gassert, Michael Ambrogi, Emma Balazs, Gordon Padelford, Andy McEvoy, Brian Lynch; Front row (l to r): Jordan Schoonover, Hannah Lafleur, Li Yu Chan, Kaggie Orrick, Jenny Helm.

Michael Ambrogi ('09) Michael is a senior Environmental Studies and Biology major from Oneco, CT interested in Ecology and Geography. He looks forward to working as a research assistant for Prof. Nyhus this summer. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Aurore Anastassiadis ('11) [Bio] Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Emma Balazs ('09) Emma is from Northfield, MA and is a senior Biology major. She is particularly interested in ecology and conservation and is looking forward to trying her hand at wildlife rehabilitation. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Kimberly Bittler ('11) Kimberly Bittler is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Policy and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She spent two summers working in her home state of Maryland with the State Highway Administration's Office of Environmental Design. She looks forward to spending this summer as a research assistant for Prof. Firmage testing the water quality of Salmon Lake. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Li Yu Chan ('11) [Bio] Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Meghan Cornwall ('11) [Bio] Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Francis Gassert ('11) Francis is a Environmental Policy major and Chinese minor from Acton, MA whose interests include computer science and exploring the outdoors. His current research is on the impacts of big dams in rural China. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Jenny Helm ('11) Jenny is a sophomore from Hopkinton, NH. She is majoring in environmental science and is especially interested in land conservation. Outside of school, she enjoys skiing, hiking, splitting wood, and mending pants. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Hannah Lafleur ('11) [Bio] Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Brian Lynch ('09) Brian is a senior Government major and Environmental Studies and Economics minor from Ridgewood, NJ. He is particularly interested in the provision of emergency services and is looking foward to working in the field. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Andy McEvoy ('09) [Bio] Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Kaggie Orrick ('10) Kaggie Orrick is an 2010 Environmental Science major and Math minor from San Francisco, CA.  After a semester abroad in Namibia her junior fall, she has found her love for African wildlife and plans to pursue a career in it. She enjoys backpacking, long walks on the beach and her fish, Charlie. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Gordon Padelford ('11) Gordon is a Government and Environmental Studies double major hailing from Seattle. Besides academic interest surround these two areas Gordon enjoys hiking, boating (preferably sailing but anything that floats will do), traveling, and adventuring outside in general. He can be permanently reached at gordon.padelford (at) gmail.com Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Jordan Schoonover ('10) Jordan is a Biology: Environmental Science major from Los Alamos, New Mexico. She is particularly interested in plant ecology and invasive species. In addition to studying, she fills her time with outdoor activities, ballroom dancing, and track and field. 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. Michael Ambrogi and Peter Graham assisted with this year's web site. The maps on these pages were produced by the students in ES212: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing, Spring 2009. Click the following links for previous Atlas of Maine projects: Atlas of Maine 2005, Atlas of Maine 2006, Atlas of Maine 2008, Atlas of Maine 2010.

We would all like to thank Manny Gimond, ITS GIS and Quantitative Analysis specialist, for his tremendous support this semester, particularly with uploading the ArcIMS maps. 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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