Why New Maps Plus?
The New Maps Plus graduate programs at the University of Kentucky offer students a challenging, intensive, digital mapping curriculum that emphasizes the acquisition of technical skills—coding, GIS, web development—while also preparing students to critically address the complexity of today’s information ecosystem.
Read more about how New Maps Plus is unique: newmapsplus.uky.edu/all-about
The visit is organized by The New Mappings Collaboratory, as part of the Geography Department's Spring Colloquium series.
Michael Goodchild is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of California Santa Barbara. His research focuses around geographic information represented in computer systems, and how communities are involved in producing maps.
The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky is an effort to build partnerships around new spatial media education and research.
Dan Sui is Professor and Chair of Geography at The Ohio State University. His current research focuses on volunteered geographic information and the use of social media as a new data source for geographic research as well as the legal and ethical issues of using geospatial technologies in society. The New Mappings Collaboratory at the University of Kentucky hosted Professor Sui, kicking off an effort to build partnerships around new spatial media education and research.