GIS + Story Mapping
GIS is a digital mapping tool that allows for the observation, analysis and display of spatial information across landscapes. Topography, bathymetry, land use, human demographics, lobster migrations – if the data exists spatially, it can be displayed via GIS. And if it doesn’t yet exist, we can create it.
The Nature Lab offers three dedicated GIS stations, along with an associated 54” HD multi-touch screen to enable individuals or groups to explore nature – and human-nature connections – at the macro scale.
Story mapping brings the Nature Lab outdoors into the local urban ecosystem and the greater Narragansett Bay watershed. Story maps allow students to create – and others to explore – the local ecology through walking tours and guided graphic information.