30 September 2015

Hurricane Joaquin

With Hurricane Joaquin targeting the Chesapeake and Washington DC, I highly recommend keeping an eye on a blog that I have long enjoyed, the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. They often have a nice mix of forecasts (raw material and general public info) and science that makes it worth the trip, even if they are a few hours away.


28 September 2015

Noam Chomsky

THIS FRIDAY! 8:00 PM Friday October 2. Voorhees Chapel, Douglass Campus. Prof. Noam Chomsky of MIT­ Philosopher, linguist, social justice activist­ will be delivering a lecture entitled American Exceptionalism: Some Current Case Studies.

18 September 2015

Happy Parking Day!

Happy Parking Day!

The ASLA and NJASLA have helped grow this into an annual tradition of reclaiming a little asphalt for humans for a few hours. Keep an eye out in New Brunswick for our installation or watch online at #ASLAPD. Last year's was a big success and this year could be even bigger.

17 September 2015

Landscape architecture as necessity

USC is hosting an interesting conference next year called Landscape Architecture as Necessity. It is a fascinating organizing committee with some great potential speakers. Considering the tremendously important drought conditions under which California is suffering, the role of LAs as masters of remediation and stewards of resources is truly necessary today.  Personally, I would also like to see more on their role in shaping the health of the public as we see continued growing recognition of the role of the built environment as a health factor.

Abstracts are due soon.

15 September 2015

Ways of designing

How many different ways of designing are there? Carl Steinitz gives us a good start with the ones he details in this 35 minute geodesign video.

Networking opportunity

Fall Meeting Registration Grid to Ground for Mapping Professionals Let's talk about points, the grid, and the ground. Why not? As you are likely aware, progressively more high-precision GPS/GNSS (global positioning system/global satellite navigation system) based real-time-kinematic methods are being used in for project related mapping. Unless proper correction methods are used, horizontal distances between two locations determined by the GNSS method will differ from the measurements that are made by traditional survey methods. This difference between the two measurements is often referred to as the grid-to-ground problem. This meeting will provide methodologies to address this challenge, and assist the GIS community in gaining a better understanding of the process. When: Tuesday October 6, 2015 Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology- Newark, NJ Time: 8:00 am- 3:30 pm Parking will be provided in a campus garage. See registration page for details. A light breakfast and lunch is included in your $25 registration fee. Register now at http://www.macurisa.org/fall2015

01 September 2015

GIS Major or Certificate at Rutgers

If you are interested in majoring in GIS, check out the Environmental Geomatics Option. It is the closest thing Rutgers' has to a GIS undergraduate major. If you are already locked into a major, be sure you check out the Environmental Geomatics Certificate.


Welcome back!

Where has summer gone? If you had been on the department's Facebook page you would have seen my answer (hint: Spain).

As part of getting connected for the new school year, you can see glimpses of what we are doing on either the department's Facebook page or my own, on Twitter or on this very blog.