About the Atlas of Maine 2010

The Atlas of Maine 2010 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, Associate 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 2010. Back row (l to r): Manny Gimond (ITS, staff), Matthew Cheever, Sarah Hart, Blair Braverman, Daniel Homeier, Adrienne Bowles, Megan Browning, Michelle Russell, Rachael Panning, Anders Nordblom; Front row (l to r): Taylor Tully, Cassi Knight, Wyatt Fereday, Yiyuan Qin, Annie Warner, Alex Hsiao.

Adrienne Bowles ('12) Adrienne is an Environmental Studies major with a science concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Blair Braverman ('11) Blair is an Environmental Policy major from Davis, California. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Megan Browning ('10) Megan is a senior Environmental Studies Major with a concentration in Policy at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her environmental interests include sustainable agriculture and environmental health. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Matthew Cheever ('12) Matthew is an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in policy. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Wyatt Fereday ('11) Wyatt is a geology major at Colby College. He enjoys running and mountain biking. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Sarah Hart ('10) Sarah is a Biology major with a concentration in Environmental Science from Santa Barbara, CA. She is interested in environmental toxicology and conservation biology. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Daniel Homeier ('12) Daniel is an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in policy. He is interested in sustainable development and resource use. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Alex Hsiao ('11) Alex is an Environmental Studies major with a science concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Cassi Knight ('10) Cassi majors in Geology and Environmental Studies with a science concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Anders Nordblom ('10) Anders is an Environmental Studies major with minors in Mathematics and Environmental Education. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Rachael Panning ('10) Rachael is a Biology major with an Environmental Studies minor. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Yiyuan Qin ('12) Born and raised in China, Yiyuan is an Environmental Studies and Economics major and Music minor. Her academic interests and concern come from China’s rising economic power and the associated environmental implications. She is currently assisting Professor Philip Nyhus on south China tiger conservation. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Michelle Russell ('11) Michelle, from Hancock NH, is a junior Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Biology and a minor in Art. She is actively involved with the Colby Environmental Coalition, the Colby Organic Garden, the EcoRep program and WATCH, which is a group of young women working towards chemical policy reform in consumer products, with a particular focus on cosmetic products. Michelle is very interested in sustainable agriculture, water rights, environmental justice and environmental health. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Taylor Tully ('10) Taylor is from Pleasantville, NY attending Colby College. He is a Biology major with a concentration in Environmental Science and hopes to continue his studies in graduate school and pursue a career in wildlife ecology and conservation. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Annie Warner ('11) Annie is a junior environmental studies major with a concentration in marine science. Annie is from Western Massachusetts and she hopes to study marine ecology after Colby. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

 

Acknowledgements

This web site was created by Philip Nyhus, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. Blair Braverman and Yiyuan Qin helped with this year's website. The maps on these pages were produced by the students in ES212: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing, Spring 2010. 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 2009.

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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