Home Page for the Spring 2003 Global Stewardship Institute
...and what people said by way of introduction
Hugh Blackmer's log
Ronald Nigh's log
Geopolitics lecture notes
Power point slides of mappi mundi
Earth at night
"real" earth at night
See for more historical maps; also this collection
See a nice Getting Started from U Ark, for ArcGIS
An interesting progress log from a Berkeley GIS class
You might want to look at where the nightlights data come from and what some
people have done with them:
Global estimates of market and non-market values derived from nighttime satellite imagery, land cover, and ecosystem service valuation Sutton PC, Costanza R ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 41 (3): 509-527 JUN 2002 --and see datasets
in-class mediations on 'Stewardship'
Maps from Dr. Jasiewicz's talk
Raster and Vector instructions
Meditations on Projects
Thanks to Christina for finding this response to Friedman on Stiglitz
and to Annie for this treasure trove on global issues and an interesting review of Cyber-Marx
Dun provides us a link to a very interesting perspective on anti-globalization and another here
Another interesting point of view on anti-globalization (found by Meredith) and another good set of articles (Stacey)
The "first law of geography: everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things" Tobler, W.F. 1979. Cellular geography. pp. 379-386. In: Gale, S. and Olsson, J. (eds.) Philosophy in geography. Reidel, Dordrecht.
Spatial data analysis principles also apply to Representing and Visualizing Physical, Virtual and Hybrid Information Spaces (Batty and Miller)
Some more info on Argentina's fabrica ocupada movement (found by Annie) and a comment on the local political context.
Population and Resources lecture notes
The Great Famine, India. 1876-1878
Water in the City of Quartz (lecture notes)15-19 May
The Freon story I mentioned is even more interesting, because the inventor (Thomas Midgley) is also the creator of tetraethyl lead... as much a demon as freon. See this biographical summary
Lecture notes on water wars etc.
Lecture notes on the global food system
Lecture notes - commodities and culture
Music and Identity Lecture notes