21 March 2017

Student-friendly competition

Registration is open for the 30th annual NJDEP GIS Mapping Contest. The event features the best non-commercial mapping in the State of New Jersey. GIS users from federal, state, local government, non-profit agencies, as well as students are eligible to enter the contest.  Attendance is open to all.

Review the rules, categories and register online at the NJDEP GIS web site:

New This Year:
Two Internet mapping categories – Best Story Map and Best Analytical Web Map

For Mapping Contest questions contact the Bureau of GIS Help Desk at 609-777-0672 or mailto:gisnet@dep.state.nj.us.

20 March 2017

More salamanders

A Salamander Movement seems to be emerging to help protect the movement of salamanders. The US Fish and Wildlife Service posted a great piece on efforts in our area to help those little guys safely cross streets. We disturbed their habitat, so we should be helping them cope.

18 March 2017

Design lecture: Public/Private Partnerships


Quennell Rothschild & Partners

“Public/Private Partnerships: Quennell Rothschild & Partners”

Rutgers University - Landscape Architecture Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall, Room 110, Cook Campus

Rutgers Landscape Architecture Alumni

15 March 2017

City quote

“How’s anyone ever going to come up with a book or a painting or a symphony or a sculpture that can compete with a great city? You can’t. When you look around, every street, every boulevard is its own special art form.”
 - Gil in Midnight in Paris

14 March 2017

LAM photo outtakes

Landscape Architecture Magazine keeps a running collection of photos that didn't quite fit into the latest issue, called the Art Director's Cut. The latest is a beautiful evening photo along Chcago's Riverwalk.Take a peek at the entire collection.

13 March 2017

Phones as remote sensing scanners

HawkSpex mobile is a new app (public release later this year) that will turn your smartphone into a multi-spectral scanner. While your iPhone will be limited in range, I imagine this could be a very interesting educational tool for classroom introductions of multi-spectral analysis.

Potentially a very cool app.

09 March 2017

Local planning board meeting

Tonight (Thursday) is the monthly meeting of the Highland Park Planning Board. Based on the agenda posted online, there is a little business to be conducted. But it is hard to tell if it will be very contentious. If you go, the meeting starts at 7:30 at Boro Hall, 221 South Fifth Ave. Highland Park, NJ in the meeting room just inside the front door.