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

Colleen Garrity

Project Team
  • Ken Cooper, SUNY Geneseo
  • Kristina Hannam, SUNY Geneseo
  • Elizabeth Argentieri, SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, State University College at


Tier Two

Project Abstract:

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.

Project Outcome:

Outcomes TBD (August 2016)