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Mapping Stories: Enriching Maps and Creating Spatial Narratives

Tuesday, April 11 2017
@ 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Maps have always been a powerful way of communicating geographic information. This workshop introduces you to several creative cartographic tools for blending standard quantitative spatial data with images, sound, text, and other media. We will explore several strategies for generating spatial narratives, from basic annotations in Google’s MyMaps and easy census mapping in Social Explorer, to creating more sophisticated Story Maps using ArcGIS Online, which integrate geographic data with text, pictures, and videos in an online portal for interaction with the information in new and exciting ways.

This workshop is one in a series hosted by the The Digital Scholars Lab (DSL). The DSL is a new project, led by Meghan Cope (Geography), Melanie Gustafson (History), and Abby McGowan (History, CAS Dean’s office) bringing together faculty from the humanities and social sciences to build skills and create teaching assignments based on new visualization tools.

The DSL public workshops this semester, open to all faculty, will introduce a range of relatively easy-to-teach visualization technologies for classroom use.

Event details:

  • Contact: Meghan Cope,, +1 802-656-8844
  • Facilitated By: Jarlath Dunne; O'Neil; O'Neil-Dunne, Transportation Research Ctr; Rubenstein Sch Env & Nat Res
  • Location: CTL, Bailey/Howe 303
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