International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE)

Date of Award

5-2016

Degree Type

Final Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in GIS for Development and Environment (GISDE)

Department

International Development, Community and Environment

Chief Instructor

Tian Jie

Abstract

My summer internship is in the Technical Services, the City of Worcester, starting from June to August of 2015. My supervisor is Claire Brill who gave me guidance at each step of my internship. I devoted to customizing a web application for Election Polling Places in the City of Worcester. This application aims to provide citizens with the latest information about their related polling place and elected officials. For the project, I collected data for elected officials and transferred data for polling places, precincts, and others from the Geodatabse of the City of Worcester to a new Local Government Geodatabase I created. I published data related to the web application and customized a draft of the Election Polling Places application in the City of Worcester. This report introduces the organization of the internship, the detailed content of the program as well as my jobs and progress for this internship, and the summary for what I’ve learned from this internship.

Comments

Since this is my first internship working outside of the campus, I felt much honored to be offered such a wonderful opportunity to work with Claire Brill, my supervisor, and other talented staff of the Technical Service Department in the City of Worcester. This internship allowed me to apply most of my knowledge and technical skills learned at Clark University to a practical project, which greatly heightened my understanding of a variety of GIS related concepts including geodatabase management and map visualization. I was introduced to an integrated geodatabase and how this geodatabase was used to support other departments in the City of Worcester. In addition, through this internship, I learned new knowledge about ArcGIS Online and web mapping programming skills which also stimulated my interest of programming. I extremely enjoyed the self-learning process. This internship is a nice experience to consolidate my knowledge as well as master new skills, and it further strengthened my determination to pursue GIS as my career.

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