Blogs & Videos: Maps

2012 Society for Conservation GIS Annual International Conference.

Each year the Society for Conservation GIS (Geographic Information Systems) hosts an Annual International Conference. The conferences are theme-based, addressing contemporary issues facing conservation efforts at all levels. For conservation GIS practitioners, the SCGIS Annual International Conference is one of the best forums to share their work and collaborate with colleagues.

The Bird Halls, maps, and Downy Woodpeckers in the Chicago region

We are putting maps in with each species covered by a digital label for our permanent bird halls that will soon be unveiled as the Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds.  Amy Schleser of our exhibit department has been working on a wide variety of maps she pulled together for various species.  At a recent meeting, we went over a set of them.  I have always loved maps, and we are trying to present some of the many different ways maps can illustrate interesting things about birds.  One of our chosen species is Downy Woodpecker (Arlene Koziol took the great picture of the Downy).  For this species, Amy created the map based on e-bird sightings for the Chicago region.