Geography at CofC

Geography at CofC

Welcome to the College of Charleston's Geography page! We're dedicated to all things spatial: you'll

Hurricane Hugo 25th Anniversary 09/22/2015

Hurricane Hugo 25th Anniversary

An event that literally changed the shape of the Charleston Lowcountry...

Hurricane Hugo 25th Anniversary Hurricane Hugo raked the Lowcountry Sept. 21-22, 1989. Thirteen South Carolina residents and 36 elsewhere died as a direct result of the storm. Tens of thousands were left homeless and half the state without electrical power.

Where earthquakes happen, and why 09/17/2015

Where earthquakes happen, and why

There was a sizable earthquake this week in Chile; but the study of physical geography tells us where other earthquakes are likely...

Where earthquakes happen, and why THE massive earthquakes that hit Nepal on April 25th and May 12th—measuring magnitude 7.8 and 7.3 respectively—took place, as most large earthquakes do, on a...

Mobile uploads 09/14/2015

In Awendaw is the northernmost shell ring in the US, a place where Native Americans over 4,000 years ago lived. The shell midden, whose edge is in the foreground, was created from many family dinners... It was a great day for fieldwork in the Lowcountry!

CLICK HERE to support Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers 09/04/2015

CLICK HERE to support Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers

Dr. Watson, one of the geographers of our department, was involved with the design of this project. Please share across your networks; money will be used to help support CofC students who are also working on this project, to better understand how to adapt to climate change...

CLICK HERE to support Salmon Peoples of Arctic Rivers Understanding Indigenous Knowledge of fisheries for assessing ecosystem health | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

Mount McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling 09/02/2015

Mount McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling

On the politics of place names... Obama announced this week that the highest mountain in the US will revert to the name bestowed upon it by Alaska Natives, the Athabascan name "Denali," or "the high one."

Mount McKinley Owes Its Name to an Epic Act of Trolling In 1901, William McKinley, 25th president of the United States, was struck down by an assassin’s bullet six months into his second term. There are towns and monuments and geographic features across America bearing his name—tribute to the fallen leader from a nation wracked by grief. Mount McKinley i…

Mapping a New Economy 05/27/2014

Mapping a New Economy

A summer read...?

Mapping a New Economy The geographer David Harvey says fixing inequality will take more than tinkering.

How Brooklyn Neighborhoods Got Their Names 02/09/2014

How Brooklyn Neighborhoods Got Their Names

A bit of Urban Historical Geography....

How Brooklyn Neighborhoods Got Their Names You may know where these neighborhoods are, but do you know what their names mean?

40 more maps that explain the world 01/20/2014

40 more maps that explain the world

Really cool maps...that yes, explain the world.

40 more maps that explain the world I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

10/07/2013

News Detail | AAG

GIS interns sought in Senate offices....

News Detail | AAG Esri has been asked to assist in this search by helping to match suitable interns with the offices. If you are from one of the states above, please share this information on GIS listservs and other venues in and around your campus, and encourage interested students to do two things:

The world’s best scientists agree: On our current path, global warming is irreversible—and... 09/28/2013

The world’s best scientists agree: On our current path, global warming is irreversible—and...

The new IPCC report is out: consensus on the change in climate being human-induced. Maybe now we can get on with the business of adaptation....

The world’s best scientists agree: On our current path, global warming is irreversible—and... In a landmark report, a global panel of leading scientists again called the evidence for climate change "unequivocal" and for the first time said humans are "extremely likely" to be the dominant cause. Put simply: "Human influence on the climate is clear." And as this map makes clear, the world has…

Ground Gives Way, and a Louisiana Town Struggles to Find Its Footing 09/26/2013

Ground Gives Way, and a Louisiana Town Struggles to Find Its Footing

environmental geography at its worse...for this community.

Ground Gives Way, and a Louisiana Town Struggles to Find Its Footing After a voracious maw opened up in 2012 in Bayou Corne, almost nothing here has been the same. The hole is still growing, swallowing trees and belching methane.

The architecture of working-class Charleston is historic, even if it's not an attraction 09/19/2013

The architecture of working-class Charleston is historic, even if it's not an attraction

Cool article about the local built environment of charleston, and what sorts of jobs the people did that live there...This is very near Dr. Watson's house!

The architecture of working-class Charleston is historic, even if it's not an attraction Recently, the city's Board of Architectural Review denied a permit for the demolition of 40 Poinsett Street. Built around 1900, the two-story Charleston single house had been owned by the Pinckney family since at least 1918 when Julius Pinckney, a house carpenter, and his wife Rosalie were living th...

Home 08/28/2013

Home

more great maps to get you through "hump" day!

Home Equality of Opportunity

This map is how the United States would look if life were fair 08/21/2013

This map is how the United States would look if life were fair

Here are some interesting fantasy maps to help you though the first week of the semester!

This map is how the United States would look if life were fair Want to reform the Senate, House, and Electoral College in one fell swoop? Try redrawing all the state boundaries.

Geospatial Revolution Project | A Public Media Project 08/12/2013

Geospatial Revolution Project | A Public Media Project

Welcome back to CofC, you spatially-minded people! This is a link to a great video resource on geospatial technologies...

Geospatial Revolution Project | A Public Media Project A web-based serial release and outreach program that will educate viewers about the location-based technologies and geospatial information, and the inherent challenges that these technologies pose to privacy, the marketplace, national security, and personal productivity.

Help Us Map Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States | Environmental Justice 08/09/2013

Help Us Map Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States | Environmental Justice

the new semester is upon us....we will be ramping up the postings now!

Help Us Map Environmental Justice Conflicts in the United States | Environmental Justice As students at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment we consider ourselves lucky to be part of an institution that has played a major role in the historic evolution of the United States environmental justice movement. Coming from different backgrounds, the four...

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters 07/28/2013

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

maps and analysis of economic geographies...

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters The odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.

Striking data visualizations map Portland crime and development over time 07/23/2013

Striking data visualizations map Portland crime and development over time

Hope everyone's been having a great summer!

Striking data visualizations map Portland crime and development over time Ever wonder when the retail row at the heart of your neighborhood was built? Or when crooks are most likely to bust into cars? A pair of data visualizations put together by a Portland programmer offer a vibrant and striking way of answering either question in a glance.

06/20/2013

Lessons learned from urban wildfire | 9news.com

Lessons learned from urban wildfire | 9news.com DENVER - Gregory Simon has been studying urban wildfires for the last six years and says the increasing number of homes being destroyed is a result of several factors. As housing developments are being built in areas prone to wildfires it is inevitable that homes will be lost and damaged. He also be...

The Daily Geographer: The Island of Research 05/23/2013

The Daily Geographer: The Island of Research

For those still immersed in your geographic studies over the summer, this map is for you!

The Daily Geographer: The Island of Research Actually, this image was first published in 1966 and was prepared by Dr. Ernest Harburg, of the University of Michigan, along with Elaine Stallman and drawn by William Brudon. You can find the original in the journal American Scientist, 54: 470, December 1966.A little snippet about it is on the last...

04/26/2013

if you have intermediate GIS skills and are looking for a summer internship local to Charleston that gets $10/hr, then contact Dr. Keenan at [email protected]

How Cuban Villagers Learned They Descended From Sierra Leone Slaves 04/23/2013

How Cuban Villagers Learned They Descended From Sierra Leone Slaves

learning your own ancestors' geography....

How Cuban Villagers Learned They Descended From Sierra Leone Slaves The amazing story of the traditional songs and dances, passed down over hundreds of years, that have tied a small Caribbean ethnic group to a remote African tribe

Endangered species Pictures - CBS News 04/22/2013

Endangered species Pictures - CBS News

Happy Earth Day, geographically-minded folk...

Endangered species Pictures - CBS News View Endangered species: Where are they now photos in CBS News' Endangered species: Where are they now photo gallery

A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America : NPR 04/18/2013

A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America : NPR

Where does the money flow in the US?

A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America : NPR Put away that old Rand McNally map — it's time for a new way to see what America really looks like.

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