Student Work

Geography is always evolving; it is always “fresh”. Research conducted by KSC Geography students include:

  • A project in which data obtained from the Department of Environmental Services and the City of Keene found that higher rates of pollution in the Ashuelot River correlated with lower riverfront property values.
  • A project, useful for all outdoor enthusiasts, in which geographic information systems (GIS) was used to map out all the Rails-to-Trails in Cheshire County . The map illustrates not only the trails, but also the condition of each trail and the nearest available parking and access routes to the trails.
  • A project utilizing data obtained from the Federal Communications Commission to map out all cell towers in New Hampshire . By drawing a buffer around each tower, the map was able to indicate which areas of New Hampshire provide adequate reception for cellular telephones.

2005 example of student work: (this is a PDF file that opensin Adobe Reader)
New Hampshire Population Growth and the Proliferation of Exotic Aquatic Plants