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Each year the Geography department hires students to staff our GIS Help Desk; a departmental resource that provides free, one-on-one tutoring and guidance to students seeking assistance in GIS programs and applications. The GIS Help Desk is located in the Geography Main Office (Jefferson 220).

GIS Help Desk hours follow a University schedule. If the University is closed (or if the Geography office is closed), the GIS Help Desk may be unavailable. Hours may be limited or extended during midterms/final exams. GIS Help Desk Assistants operate on a first-come, first-serve drop-in basis.

Contact us with any questions, or call the Geography Main Office at 1-508-793-7336 for more information. The GIS Help Desk is sponsored by the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University.

GIS Support Assistants (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

Anthony Himmelberger“Hello! My name is Anthony Himmelberger, I’m an undergrad finishing up my major in Earth System Science with a minor in Geography. Next year I will be doing the Accelerated Degree Program in GIS. My main research interests include glaciology and tracking of ablation through remote sensing and GIScience. My past field work experience includes the North Cascades Glacier Climate Project under the guidance of Dr. Mauri Pelto from Nichols College. During this project, we studied glacier ablation using techniques such as measuring snowpack and crevasse depths, calculating stream runoff, and taking geographical coordinates to make vertical and horizontal profiles of seven glaciers. This summer I interned through NOAA and the Rookery Bay Research Reserve in Naples, Florida assessing loggerhead sea turtle nesting activity along the Cape Romano Complex Beaches. My Honors Thesis research this year will be assessing habitat suitability for the Pacific Walrus through remote sensing analysis of Arctic sea ice. I’m excited to be at the Help Desk this year, feel free to stop by and say hello!”

Sophie Aronow picture“My name is Sophie, studying Environmental Science & Policy in the Accelerated Degree Program, with an bachelor’s degree in Geography and concentration in GIS. I am interested in using GIS to map and analyze spatial patterns from environmental destruction like deforestation and wildfires. This summer I interned with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to learn about the Brownfields Program, a program to clean contamination, and create informational videos. I hope to use GIS extensively in a future job and perhaps work at a national park.”