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Geospatial Outreach and Support at Stanford University - Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Stanford University
 

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Presentation given at the JISC Geo Programme Meeting in London on Monday 28th November 2011

Presentation given at the JISC Geo Programme Meeting in London on Monday 28th November 2011

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    Geospatial Outreach and Support at Stanford University - Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Stanford University Geospatial Outreach and Support at Stanford University - Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Stanford University Presentation Transcript

    • GeospatialOutreach andSupport atStanford University Julie Sweetkind-SingerAssistant Director ofGeospatial, Cartographic andScientific Data & Services
    • Stanford Facts 6,887 undergraduate students  34% H&S, 13% Engineering, 2% Earth Sciences, 51% Undecided 8,779 graduate students  39% Engineering, 25% H&S, 11% Medicine, 11% Business, 7% Law, 4% Education, 3% Earth Sciences 1,903 total faculty
    • Centers for Spatial Research Spatial Analysis Center (Earth Sciences): Environmental change research Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve (Biology) Carnegie Institution for Science(Dept. of Global Ecology): Earth ecosystems study Natural Capitol Project (Woods Institute for the Environment): Conservation projects Spatial History Project (History) Visualizing the Rural West (Bill Lane Center for the American West)
    • SU Library’s Technical Infrastructure  Branner Earth Sciences Library Computer Lab  8 high end machines with dual monitors  Site License Management  ESRI: ArcGIS, ArcPad, ArcSDE  ArcGIS on over 800 machines across campus  Google Earth Pro  Installed on all library-owned, publicly available computers (600+ machines)  Stanford Geoportal (under development)  Geospatial programmer  Stanford Digital Repository
    • Support Infrastructure Civil & Environmental Earth Sciences Anthropology Political Sciences Engineering(Fundamentals of GIS) (Spatial Approaches) (Spatial Approaches) (Fundamentals of GIS)Geography UndergradsWeek & Class SupportGIS Day Instruction Grads &WhereCamp: Branner Library Consultation Post-docs OutreachCommunity GIS Services Data CenterParticipation Support Center Faculty Collaboration GIS Special Data Resource Center Interest Technical Support Group Staff Academic Technology The Spatial Digital Humanities Specialists History Project Specialist
    • Geospatial Support at Branner Library http:lib.stanford.edu/gis
    • Patricia Carbajales, Geospatial Manager Support for aspects of GIS that are a commodity Workshops and teaching  Over 100 workshops in the last 2 years for over 450 students  Integration into classes  Fundamentals of GIS (principal instructor)  Urban Mapping Practicum (technical assistant) Student project and research support Advance training for power users Staffing:  2 student assistants (20 hours/wk)
    •  Resources include:  Software instructions, ability to download the instructors’ slide deck, step-by-step tutorials, presentation tools, and programming code.
    • Formal GIS/Spatial Teaching Global Positioning Systems (Aero/Astro) Digital Methods in Archaeology (Anthropology) Quantitative Analysis in Archaeology & Anthropological Research Cities in Comparative Perspective (Anthropology/Urban Studies) Spatial Approaches to Social Science (Anthropology/Poly Science) Environmental and water resources engineering design (C & EE) Modern Journeys in Ancient Lands (Classics) The Earth from Space: Intro. to Remote Sensing (Elect. Eng.) Remote Sensing of Land Use/Land Cover (G&ES) Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (G&ES) Statistical Methods for Earth/Enviro Sciences: Geostatistics (G&ES) Remote Sensing of the Oceans (Geophysics) Spatial History: Concepts, Methods, Problems (History)
    • 0 10 20 30 50 60 70 80 40 C&E Eng Earth Systems G&ES Urban Studies Biology Arch /Anthro Undeclared Epidemiology IPER Economics Human Biology Mech. EngComputer Science East Asian… Geophysics Management… Math &… English Intl RelationsMaterials Science Music Fundamentals of GIS: 2002-2008 Poly Sci Communications
    • Fundamentals of GIS: 2009-2011605040302010 0
    • Creation of content Map scanning lab Internal materials from Branner Earth Sciences Library, Special Collections External materials from private donors: Digital Philanthropy
    • The Spatial History Project  http://spatialhistory.stanford.edu http://spatialhistory.stanford.edu/
    • The expansion of thewestern railroad,1879-1893
    • Tooling up for Digital Humanities Collaboration between the Spatial History Project and the Computer Graphics Lab Weekly workshop series in 2011  Library Presenters (4 of 8 workshops):  Digitization & Archives: Glen Worthey - Digital Information Services  File Management & Databases: Claudia Engel - ATS, Anthropology  Text Mining & Analysis: Matt Jockers – Co- director, Stanford Literary Lab  Visualization in the Humanities: Nicole Coleman – ATS, SU Humanities Center http://toolingup.stanford.edu
    • Nicole Coleman: Academic Tech. Specialist  Runs the SU Humanities Center Research Lab  Large-scale international collaborative research  Linking humanities projects to design and computer science researchers  Spatial visualization rather than geospatial analysis  https://republicofletters.stanford.edu/
    • Franklin’sLettersVoltaire’sLetters
    • Claudia Engel: Academic Tech. Specialist Assignedto the Anthropology Department Research support and teaching Outreach directly to the faculty  Spatial and numeric data, video, field research http://www.stanford.edu/~cengel/cgi-bin/anthrospace/
    • Spatial Approaches to Social Science  Urban Studies: 31 (BA)  Anthropology: 10 (Phd), 6 (BA)  Human Biology, Earth Systems: 4  Education, Classics: 3  Archaeology: 2  African Studies, Art & Art History, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Economics, Education, English, E nvironmental Engineering, Environment & Resources, Heath Services Research, Political Science, Law: 1
    • Elijah Meeks: Digital Humanities Specialist Dedicated support for faculty integrating spatial or network analysis into their research. Proposal process Stability of research support  Projects changes, he stays Blog: https://dhs.stanford.edu
    • Integration of network and sea routes in Imperial Rome
    • Outreach and Collaboration GIS Day/Geography Week GIS Special Interest Group  http://gissig.stanford.edu Joint project with NYPL on their Map Warper application Sponsorship of WhereCamp 2011 Collaboration with Google on workshops Participation in ThatCamp, the Data Visualization MeetUp Group, Digital Humanities 2011 Conference at Stanford
    • Challenges Demand is up Competing needs Complexity of the software / high learning curve Increasing need for robust computing infrastructure Lack of coherent curriculum for teaching spatial thinking and methodologies
    • Overall value Support of high profile research High visibility of services Demand continues to grow Services provided to an impressive array of departments and schools
    • The Future VITA (Visualization and Textual Analysis) Library/Faculty collaboration to capture, distribute and retain faculty data Expansion of digital humanities support Expansion of digital maps program
    • Contacts Julie Sweetkind-Singer  sweetkind@stanford.edu Patricia Carbajales  carbajales@stanford.edu Nicole Coleman  cncoleman@stanford.edu