This is a five-hour course that introduces basic elements of modeling spatial data for the humanities, data creation with gazetteers and making simple interactive maps with a symbology appropriate to the data.
(1) What are spatial data, that is, the data we need to make basic maps? In what formats, do such data come?
(2) Where can we obtain spatial data? How can we create spatial data? What is a gazetteer? What is a spatial repository?
(3) Examples of digital maps projects: Edmonton Pipelines, Mapping Dante, Year of the Riot, Harlem 1935, London Chatty Map, Slave Revolt in Jamaica, Going to the Show, Mapping the Lake District: A Literary GIS, Linguistic Landscapes of Beirut, Digital Karnak, NYT’s pick, Wandering Rocks, NoSweatShakespeare map, (LOTR, Life of Maya Angelou, Novel City Maps), Photogrammar, Literary Geographies of Christine de Pizan, Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, Mapping the Mahjar
(4) Two hands-on examples:
b. Making a map using data captured with smartphone apps.
(5) How can we stylize those maps and share them with others?