News

The draft syllabus for MAP671 - Introduction to New Mapping class beginning on October 4, 2015 is now available! Check out all the exciting stuff that will be covered. Hexbins and Heatmaps! OSM and geocoding! QGIS! CartoDB! Mapbox!

...
Brainstorm. Develop. Evaluate. In this talk given by Carolyn Fish, PhD student at Penn State University and former employee at ESRI, the basics of icon design for point symbols are explained. Using Adobe Illustrator, she demonstrates making an icon. Check out the New Maps Plus program at the...

Aria Bendix and Richard Florida featured a recent map made by NMP instructor Rich Donohue who built a very nice user...

As part of the sequence of talks given at the University of Kentucky’s MapShop2014 workshop on web mapping, John Czaplewski of the University of Wisconsin Department of Geoscience walks the audience through the ins and outs of the processes of spatial data manipulation. He discusses data cleaning,...
University of Kentucky Postdoctoral Scholar, Rich Donohue, sets the stage for the MapShop2014 workshop held by the University of Kentucky’s New Maps Plus program. He walks the audience through the modern web mapping workflow, providing a roadmap for the creation of interactive web maps. Beginning...

Two and half years ago an article by Adena Schutzberg in Directions Magazine highlighted some work of NMP instructor Rich Donohue and Rob Roth (WISC). The question was a...

Justin Holman, a Geographer based out of Boulder, CO and who posts a widely read list of top online GIS Master's degree programs has done a very nice...

Who is tweeting what in your area? Anna Lee Bard and Amanda Whitbeck of the University of Kentucky have developed a map called KY Tweets to visualize location of Kentucky related social media activity. With courses such as Map 672 and...

Matthew Zook, University of Kentucky geography professor, recently named Kentucky’s State Geographer by Governor Steve Beshear, has brought a new type of online mapping education to the university. This program, called New Maps Plus includes an online graduate certificate and Master’s of Science...

As part of the larger initiative to promote mapping the UK Department of Geography held its first MapCamp led by NMP instructor Boyd Shearer. The week long day camp featured exercises in map making and outdoor geo-challenges. Attendees...

In the spring 2015 academic semester, the New Maps Plus program at the University of Kentucky piloted the Map 672 course (offered online beginning January 2016). The objective of the course was to give students without prior computer programming background the skill set needed to produce...

On April 23rd, 2015, University of Kentucky’s Matthew Zook led a panel session on open source, crowd-sourcing and “big data” including representatives from MapBox, CartoDB, Mapzen and ESRI.

The world of digital mapping and GIScience has changed tremendously over the past ten years with...

As his final project for the pilot Map 672 course, Eric Huntley created a video that walks through a JavaScript implementation of Donald Shepard's 1968 inverse distance weighting algorithm. As a designer, geographer, academic and educator, Huntley is a perfect example of what the New Maps Plus...

Become a mapping master today with a Master’s of Science in Digital Mapping at the University of Kentucky. Learn how: a. Age-old issues relate to geovisualizations today b. To harness open-source software to create engaging web maps c. To use languages like JavaScript and R to create advanced...

On April 22nd, 2015, New Maps Plus Instructor and Postdoctoral Scholar, Rich Donohue, served as a panelist at the AAG (Association of American Geographers) annual meeting. The session, led by David Dibiase, ESRI Industry Solutions, (who we are thrilled to have on our...

Pages

X