Place Studies Summer Projects: SRVCdata.org

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Sam Jacobson and Yash Bhutwala created SRVCdata.org as a resource for social organizations to measure how well their programs are addressing issues in the central Susquehanna Valley. Their website includes data resources such as reports dealing with health, security, demographics, economic growth, and much more. The website also provides a trendalyzer, a visualization software that […]

Place Studies Summer Projects: Genuine Progress Indicator

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This summer, Zach Moon worked on the creation of a Genuine Progress Index for Pennsylvania, the first of it’s kind. A Genuine Progress Index, or GPI for short, is a metric used to measure the health of a nations economy. While it is similar to the more commonly known GDP (Growth Domestic Product), the GDI […]

Place Studies Summer Projects: Geographic Information Systems

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This summer, Alexa Gorski and Henry Stann completed archival research to create, for the first time, a map of Native American locations within a five mile corridor of Susquehanna River’s West Branch. Alexa and Henry found the locations of the sites, and created the GIS map to make finding the sites on a map more […]