Congrats to our newest graduates
Please join us in congratulating two of our Time Travelers Gary Spikberg and Ryan Williams. Gary graduated with a Masters Degree in Industrial Heritage and Archeology. His Master's Report studied the combination of Augmented Reality and GIS technologies as a potential tool for industrial heritage and education. His project used Keweenaw Time Traveler maps and city directories to create an Augmented Reality Experience for students exploring the Champion Mine, in Painesdale Michigan, which is in its early stages of heritage tourism development.
You can read his report here: https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/etdr/1317/
Ryan completed a Masters in Geographic Information Science. His project, sponsored by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, is working to map how Michigan’s Great Lakes shorelines have changed over the past 80+ years. Products of this project include publicly available digital, georeferenced, historic aerial photography datasets, as well as map layers depicting the locations of historic shorelines and bluff lines from 1938, 1980, 2009, 2016, 2018, and 2020. Additional products include bluff retreat risk areas, shoreline rate of change map layers, and tools to assist in the development of future Coastal Vulnerability Index projects for the Great Lakes. All products are available as publicly accessible maps, apps, and feature services at:
You can read Ryan's report here: digitalcommons.mtu.edu/etdr/1326/