Projection Selection Tool and other Education GIS News
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The best part of Rhode Island College newspaper the Anchor's article about limited student parking is the use of remote sensing!
But an in-depth Anchor survey of parking at RIC has found that this most recent change is only the latest in a series of parking reductions that have impacted students. From careful analysis of both recent and historical satellite imagery provided by Google Earth, as well as direct observations of all 34 parking lots, The Anchor found that just over 800 of the roughly 2,950 non-residential parking spaces on campus–over 27 percent–serve the college’s 1,200 faculty and staff. And since the implementation of a campus-wide parking sticker program just over one year ago, the number of faculty and staff spaces on campus has increased–by triple digits.
An associates degree of applied science in majors like energy, agriculture, geographical information systems or health care can make more than those earning a four-year degree. Some first-year students were shocked and even began rethinking their college career.
Students should still keep in mind that although graduates of two-year degrees initially make more mone, graduates with bachelor degrees end up making more money over the span of their careers.