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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!

Event Tomorrow: Story Lines: Experiences of participatory mapping

  • Tuesday, April 13th 2021 at 1pm


    On April 13th, join us for the first of our storytelling webinar series ‘Story Lines: Experiences of participatory mapping.’

    In Episode 1 we explore the roots of our practice. Host Jon Corbett and three recognized leaders in participatory mapping will reflect on their experiences and the development of this field of practice. Drawing on many decades of applied work, our speakers will share anecdotes and lessons learned, as well as consider the future development of participatory mapping methods and our community of practice.


    Wendy Brawer, Founder and Director, Green Map System
    Giacomo Rambaldi, Senior Programme Coordinator, ICT4AG, Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation
    Mike McCall, Senior Researcher, Centre for Research in Environmental Geography (CIGA), National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Hosted by Jon Corbett, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

    Register Here

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  • Will this be recorded? I would love to join this event, since I have been especially involved and interested in PPGIS, community mental mapping, etc., but I am giving a presentation tomorrow at that same time. Thanks. JAM

    Juliana Maantay, Ph.D., M.U.P., F.R.G.S.
    Professor of Urban Environmental Geography
    Director: Geographic Information Science (GISc) Program;
    MS-GISc Program; and the Urban GISc Lab
    NOAA-CREST Research Scientist
    Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences
    Lehman College, City University of New York
    250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
    Bronx, NY 10468
    TEL: (718) 960-8574; FAX: (718) 960-8584
    Faculty Profile:

    “Geography, sir, is ruinous in its effects on the lower classes. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are comparatively safe, but geography invariably leads to revolution.” (1879 testimony before a Select Committee of the House of Commons, London, England, regarding expenditures of the London School Board)

    “The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, [s]he’s one who asks the right questions.” (Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1964, Le Cru et le Cuit [The Raw and the Cooked])

    “Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan.” Winston Churchill

    “Be sure that no good may be expected of anyone who is satisfied with what he knows. To investigate is the task of the knowledgeable.” (Book of the Sea, 1513, by Piri Re’is, Ottoman cartographer, geographer, and navigator to Suleiman I)

    I’m not sure if it will be recorded. I just looked at the event page on their website and see that they have a free membership that one can join in order to access their resources, so if they record it they will probably post it there.

    Hello everyone,

    Here is the link to the panel “Story Lines: Experiences of participatory mapping” for those that missed it:




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