GEOG 221: Mapping Sustainability: Cartography and Geographic Information in an Environmental Context students learned computer cartography through an applied and community-based project. Their goal was to work with a variety of stakeholders (public, private, and community-based) to map the past, present, and future of the Gambles Mill Corridor and influence local and regional sustainability of transportation, hydrology, and recreation in a floodplain ecosystem. The Gambles Mill Corridor is a neglected campus trail connecting the University of Richmond to the intersection of Huguenot and River Road, the river, and the larger Richmond community. Student cartographers divided into four teams grouped by spatial and temporal scale: Small Scale, Intersection, Corridor, and History.
MacKenzie Price and Kate Billups presented preliminary results from the class in their poster, The Temporal and Spatial Connectivity of the Gambles Mill Corridor, Richmond, VA, at the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Conference in Savannah, Georgia on November 21, 2011.
Student maps included:
James River Floodplains and Proposed Route