More on Web-Friendly Mapping: Google Maps vs. Google Sheets

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In my last post I discussed some of the new features and cool possibilities of Google Maps for the humanities at the College. After writing that post, I’ve been obsessing just a bit on the various Web-friendly ways to present map data to an academic community, and I’ve struck on another interesting option in case Google Maps […]

Project Ideas for Google Maps and the Humanities

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Google Maps’s newest iteration attempts to combine qualitative and quantitative data into easy to build and manipulate maps. While faculty and students in the sciences and social sciences have been using quantitative data sets in teaching and research for a long time, the impulse to use interactive maps has not quite caught on with too […]

Worlds, Great and Small: Using Ultra-High-Definition Interactive Images in the Classroom

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I recall when I was learning to drive, and how I foolishly thought I knew where I was going. How could I not know where I was going? After all, I had spent countless hours looking out the car window as my parents ferried me around suburban Maryland and Washington DC. Once I had my […]

Rescued by Technology

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Google Maps can do more that just provide a venue for student assignments while abroad. Read about how Mike used Google Maps to help a lost student in St. Petersburg, Russia!

Imagination, Interiors, and User Interfaces (Spatial Turn Series)

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Designers, writers, and developers have the challenge of finding the right balance of interaction among sources, interface, and user, and “virtual tours” are no different. My favorite digital humanities projects are those that get this balance right. They draw me in and allow my imagination to go anywhere. By looking at three examples of virtual tours, we can start to see the ways in which sources, interface and users interact to produce moments of interest and imagination.

On Maps, Geography and Academia

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First of all, let me fess up, I love maps and, for as long as I can remember, always have. In large part it was maps that captured my imagination and brought me to the natural sciences generally, and to geology — my chosen area of studies, specifically. It was not, as you might expect, […]

Teach(nology) Cookbook: Google Maps

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Learn how Francie Cate-Arries used Google Maps in her “Mapping Memory” project. Follow along as Pablo Yáñez, explains how to make your own maps.