Developing a Common Online Mapping Platform for Interdisciplinary, Place-Based Undergraduate Research

Principal Investigator:

Colleen Garrity, Genesee Community College

This project aims to develop and sustain participation in a common online mapping platform for interdisciplinary projects focused on content-rich, place-based undergraduate research in the Genesee River basin. The project establishes pathways for faculty and student participation and collaboration in GIS across disciplines, creating and supporting a community of practice that integrates mapping with place-based learning opportunities. The project also seeks to identify a fundamental technical means of integrating GIS software capabilities with web authoring software in order to easily create and share maps online. The development of this proof-of-concept collaboration and simultaneous IT multimedia integration can serve as a model for undergraduate research and technology integration for other oft-overlooked rural areas or ecoregions.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Ken Cooper, Associate Professor of English, SUNY Geneseo
Kristina Hannam, Associate Professor of Biology, SUNY Geneseo
Elizabeth Argentieri, Special Collections Librarian, SUNY Geneseo

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