About the Atlas of Maine 2011

The Atlas of Maine 2011 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

   

Garrison Beck ('13) Garrison is an environmental studies major with a policy concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Kaitlyn Bernard ('13) Kaitlyn is an environmental policy major with a policy concentration and a minor in environmental education. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Jillian Blouin ('13) Jillian is a double major in environmental studies with a science concentration and Biology with an environmental science concentration. She also minors in German. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

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

Sally Holmes ('13) Sally is an environmental studies major with a concentration in policy and a philosophy minor. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Jillian Howell ('12) Jillian is a double major in environmental studies with a policy concentration and international studies. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Larissa Lee ('13) Larissa is a double major in environmental studies with a policy concentration and international studies. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Theo Papademetriou ('11) Theo is an Environmental Studies major with a policy concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Nick Papanastassiou ('13) Nick is a double major in environmental studies with a policy concentration and economics. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Brynna Patel ('11) Brynna is a double major in environmental studies with a policy concentration and international studies. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Cassie Raker ('13) Cassie is an environmental studies major with a science concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Sophie Sarkar ('11) Sophie is a double major in economics and environmental studies with a policy concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Peter Smithy ('12) Peter is an environmental studies major with a science concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Sarah Sorenson ('11) Sarah is an environmental studies major with a policy concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Noah Teachey ('13) Noah is a double major in music and environmental studies with a policy concentration. Go to Atlas or Project or Back to picture

Emily Ten Eyck ('13) Emily is an environmental studies major with a policy concentration. 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. Noah Teachey 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 2011. 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, 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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