CASA Projects

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Neighborhoods & Front Yards

This ongoing pilot project examines the different types of front yards in several communities in Turlock, CA.  Observational survey and remote sensing wil be used to explore spatial data and determine the next step of this project.  The Team includes: Laura Plascencia (Biology Major), Dr. Díaz-Garayúa (Geography), Dr. Gardner (biology), and Dr. Avwunudiogba (Geography)

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Students Needs 

Stanislaus State's Office of Student Affairs and Dr. Díaz-Garayúa's Urban GIS course worked on a campus map with key features students might need such as breastfeeding room, microwave, food pantry, gender neutral restrooms, and others. 

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Covid-19 in Mexico

This project examines the cumulative deaths by municipio during the first year of the pandemic.  This is a collaboration with Dr. Oscar Hernández Lara from the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California and Dr. Kevin Butler from ESRI.

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Food Access in Stanislaus County, CA 

Food security is the ability for all people to have the food they need to live a healthy and active life. This project, under construction, focuses on food access, which is the way in which such food is acquired. Food access can be evaluated geographically and economically for people living in urban areas (Williams, 2002). 

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Project Orca

Dr. McNally's Service Learning project focuses at variables contributing to the health of the Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Pacific Northwest. Students in the Advanced GIS course worked with Wild Orca to develop outreach materials that will contribute to public education and research for Wild Orca.

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Racial Restrictive Covenant in Modesto 

This 2020 project permits the viewers to explore Modesto's racial historical geography as printed on the landscape. The viewers can access open-source information available to visualize the Racial Restrictive Covenants of Modesto that were enforced during various decades.