Recent Projects:

MBTA Station Access Mapping

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As part of a ongoing project, I have mapped the walking distance/time to every subway station in the Boston MBTA network. More updates to come!

UMass Campus Maps

As a way to learn the network analyst tool within ArcMap, I used the UMass Amherst campus as a sandbox. I created a shapefile in which I traced out all the walkways, sidewalks, and roads on campus. By running the network analyst tool on this network of interconnected paths, we can preform "Google Maps" style navigation walking directions on campus. Another interesting feature built into network analyst is the ability to calculate time to a specific point, from anywhere on the map. Here we have a heatmap which shows the walking distance in minutes to the Campus Recreation Center, from all of the residential areas on campus.

Hadley, MA Land Use Change Analysis
As part of a final project in my Urban Geography class, I examined the changing landscape of rural Hadley, Massachusetts, which has seen extensive commercial development along the well-traveled MA-Route 9. This web application allows a user to swipe between land use in 1971 and 2005, based on data acquired from MassGIS and the US Census.

Northampton Bike Path Project

In the Summer of 2014, I worked on a project for the City of Northampton in updating the mile-markers on the Northampton Bike path.
The bike path traditionally "started" at the Union Station building in downtown Northampton, and the Northampton branch runs northwest towards Florence and Leeds. The path also branches off to connect to the Norwottuck Rail Trail, which is maintained by the State. 

The question presented was to establish where the "zero" mile mark exists on the Northampton segment of the trail, tracing backwards from the recently surveyed and installed granite pillars which mark the mileage on the Hadley side of the Connecticut River. This means that a cyclist starting in Northampton would have accurate mile markers regardless of whether they traveled East, or West, on the path. 

Using a Trimble GeoExplorer 6000 Series GNSS receiver and a Zephyr 2 external antenna, I marked the locations of the newly installed mile markers to update the existing GIS layers the city maintained for the bike path system. Using this data, I was able to trace back along the path to create a GIS layer that contained updated mile-marker positions for the entirety of the Northampton bike path system. We also learned through this project that the true "zero" mile location is approximately 250 feet further southeast than previously estimated. The City of Northampton will use this data when installing new mile-markers on the bike path

GIS Mapping Concept Projects

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Remote Sensing of the Connecticut River

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