Event Title

Building a Digital Atlas of the Pacific Northwest

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Description

Aquila Flower teaches physical geography and Geographic Information Science at WWU. She received a PhD in geography from the University of Oregon and a MS in geography from the University of Victoria. Her research focuses primarily on the complex, interactive effects of climate variability, human land use patterns, and natural disturbances on forest ecosystems. Understanding processes and patterns that cross international borders is challenging due to a lack of data that covers both sides of the border. Dr. Flower is helping build the Atlas of Pacific Northwest, an online clearinghouse for cross-border datasets. Her first addition to the Atlas uses census records from Washington and British Columbia to allow for seamless analysis of demographic change across the US-Canada border.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

3-5-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2017 5:00 PM

Location

Map Collection (Wilson Library 170)

Genre/Form

Lectures

Geographic Coverage

Northwest, Pacific--Population

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Land use--Northwest, Pacific; Climatic changes--Northwest, Pacific; Natural resources--Northwest, Pacific

Comments

This Speaking of Maps event was co-sponsored by Western Libraries, Huxley Spatial Institute, and the Border Policy Research Institute.

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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May 3rd, 4:00 PM May 3rd, 5:00 PM

Building a Digital Atlas of the Pacific Northwest

Map Collection (Wilson Library 170)

Aquila Flower teaches physical geography and Geographic Information Science at WWU. She received a PhD in geography from the University of Oregon and a MS in geography from the University of Victoria. Her research focuses primarily on the complex, interactive effects of climate variability, human land use patterns, and natural disturbances on forest ecosystems. Understanding processes and patterns that cross international borders is challenging due to a lack of data that covers both sides of the border. Dr. Flower is helping build the Atlas of Pacific Northwest, an online clearinghouse for cross-border datasets. Her first addition to the Atlas uses census records from Washington and British Columbia to allow for seamless analysis of demographic change across the US-Canada border.