Among the many projects taking place in our Planning Office, one of the more recent is the completion of the Annual Space Survey.
The Planning Office just completed the 2016 Space Survey with the vital cooperation from departments campus-wide. The Space Survey is the backbone for the dynamic assessment of space, including space data acquisition, space planning, and data presentation that are essential to making informed decisions. Probably the biggest driver for the survey is the Cost Space Allocation initiative. This initiative outlines methods for increased efficiency in the use of space, increased accuracy of space data, and an evolution in the campus mindset regarding cost of and use of space.
Thank you to all of the Space Gurus, Space Survey Takers, and Departments for all of your help and for making the Space Survey run more smoothly each year.
Working with Waypoint Technology Group we have acquired and been trained in the use of a Trimble Geo7x with GIS Tornado Antenna. We will be using our new GPS to improve the quality of GIS data around campus. We look forward to working closely with Engineering Services and Utilities Management departments.
The picture shows our Geoff Whitchurch braving the elements with Jonathan (Waypoint Technology Group)
There is just one week left until we launch bike sharing at Dartmouth. Our partner, Zagster, delivered the bikes and Dartmouth’s Parking Director Patrick O’Neill tried one out. See him fly by! More info at: zagster.com/dartmouth
The University of British Columbia in Vancouver unveiled its plans to develop micro-apartments. The 140-square foot Nano Studio is a means to address an affordable student housing shortage. Check out the floor plans. The double bed folds up to create a desk.
Here’s the link to the article posted by Inhabitat on March 6. Pretty cool!
As Dartmouth explores locations for a parking structure in the West End of campus, it will be important to consider the future impact of driver-less cars and ride sharing. Check out this article from Arrowstreet, Inc.