Crystal Globe of GEO department

Who Are We?

We are the faculty and students in cartography and Geographic Information Systems at Calvin College in the Geology, Geography and
Environmental Studies Department

This Project

The project idea comes out of the work put in by students each semester. The project was born as a laboratory exercise and now each semester students in cartography and GIS do a class lab that produces an atlas for a developing country. The project uses the UN Human Development Index to provide a list of countries in the High, Medium, and Low development ranges. Thailand was the first country chosen to test out the various methodologies required to conduct an every semester project. The goal is to map a new country every semester and put it up on this website for public consumption.