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GIS / Mapping Working Group

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) / Mapping working group is a network of CUNY students, faculty and staff who are interested in sharing methods and techniques, and finding support from others about ways GIS can be used to further research and teaching.

The GIS/Mapping working group is part of a GC Digital Initiatives program designed to create collaborative communities of Digital Fellows, CUNY-wide graduate students, staff, and faculty to meet regularly and share their areas of interest. The working groups provide a sustained, supportive environment to learn new skills, share familiar skills, and collaborate with both the Digital Fellows and the CUNY digital community.

If you are using Geographic Information Systems or other mapping technologies in your teaching and/or research, or if you are interested in mapping your data, or using GIS technology to analyze/visualize your data, we invite you to join the GIS/Mapping working group.

Peruse our mapping resource bank here:

For the Spring 2024 semester, the GIS/Mapping working group will meet in the Digital Scholarship Lab, Room 7414, every other Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. Check out our event calendar for the specific meeting dates. Please stop by!

Call for Submissions: Celebrating Census in the Journal of Maps

  • (FYI – I am serving as a co-editor for this special issue. Feel free to circulate).

    The editors invite contributions to a special issue of the Journal of Maps focused upon the evolving character and cartographic opportunities offered by traditional census statistics and the impact of transitioning from these sources of population data at a range of spatial scales into a new era of big data assembly.

    All papers are expected to consist of a map or series of maps (loosely and broadly defined to include various forms of spatial representation) accompanied by a brief explanatory text. Papers should be bespoke, and the mapping of good quality. All papers in this special issue will be peer reviewed. To submit a paper, authors should do the following:

    1. Email a short draft (500-word limit) to the editors outlining the key themes and scope of the paper, where possible including example mapping, by Monday 1st March 2021.

    Abstract selection will be by the special issue editorial team. You will receive a notification by Monday 29th March 2021.

    2. Submit a completed paper (4000-word limit) by Sunday 5th September 2021.

    3. The special issue will be published in 2022.

    For full details visit:

    Journal of Maps: Celebrating Census

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  • The deadline for the call for submissions has been extended!

    • April 30, 2021: a short draft (500-word limit) outlining themes and scope of the paper, preferably with a sample map
    • June 14, 2021: abstracts will be selected by the editorial team by this date
    • Sept 5, 2021: completed paper (4000-word limit) is due

    The issue will be published sometime in 2022. Full details:

    Journal of Maps: Celebrating Census

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