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october 2017 by edsonm
RT : Sometimes it's easy to forget how much archaeology and history is just lying around Ireland - today I came across...
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march 2014 by shawnday
Experience, Place, Immersion (and Color) - The Polis Center
If one of the goals of deep mapping is to provide a multiplicity of perspectives, experiences, sources, and interpretations, how does aggregation work in this format? Aggregation is always a process that causes a loss of some kind of detail or specificity. The necessary process of, say, “mapping” in the cartographic sense of the word would seem to limit the multiplicity of interpretations one could draw. Or perhaps it widens it by leaving more to the imagination…
PolisNEH  deepmaps  mapping  deepmapping  aggregation 
december 2012 by miaridge
A case in point (or line, or polygon) - The Polis Center
focused a lot on process in our group, and quite rightly so: But we have two kinds of process going on here: the process where we, as scholars, turn our sources into a deep map – or at least into deeply mappable objects (a phrase that, itself, could be read more than one way), and the processes that are being mapped. The difference? We have a clear idea of how the former relate to each other. We need to discover how the latter relate to each other (maybe that’s a narrative). I started off scouring the sources Mike assembled today looking for processes connected with evolution. Through a basic process of spatializing the data, I ended up with oblique references, from 1933, to the Red Scare of the thirties and forties. Such serendipity and surprise is, for me, what deep mapping is all about; but it’s the case study that got me there. One thing I really hope we get from this week is a methodology – a process - for interrogating case studies and pulling out the building blocks of deep map
PolisNEH  casestudies  spatialhistory  deepmaps  deepmapping 
december 2012 by miaridge
Defining Deep Maps - The Polis Center
Last Friday marked the conclusion of the intense two-week NEH institute, which focused on deep maps and spatial narratives. But what is a deep map? The participants provide the following definitions.
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december 2012 by miaridge
The Age of Mapping - The Polis Center
At Polis we work with maps every day, and we have developed the means by which people can create their own maps for their own purposes, as, for instance, in SAVI, the comprehensive community information system we manage. But we are aware that making maps from official data is not enough, so we are working on ways to allow anyone to add information that moves us beyond numbers to a more complete understanding of our communities. Often called neogeography, this approach invites volunteered or user-generated information as a way of enhancing our understanding of places and events. ... And we are exploring how to create dynamic “deep maps” that embody all the ways we know a place and that will let us see our communities in all their rich diversity and not simply as we capture them in our official records. In all these ways, we are working to develop the information and collaborations that, in faithfulness to our word mark, help us “bring things into perspective.”
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december 2012 by miaridge
Catch the wind? - The Polis Center
We’ve spent the past three days working in teams to prototype different interfaces to deep maps or spatial narratives, and each group presented their interfaces today. It’s been immensely fun and productive and also quite difficult at times. It’s helped me realise that deep maps and spatial narratives are not dichotomous but exist on a scale – where do you draw the line between curating data sources and presenting an interpreted view of them? At present, a deep map cannot be a recreation of the world, but it can be a platform for immersive thinking about the intersection of space, time and human lives. At what point do you move from using a deep map to construct a spatial and temporal argument to using a spatial narrative to present it?
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december 2012 by miaridge
Open Objects: Halfway through 'deep maps and spatial narratives' summer institute
as we're at the 'bleeding edge', visions for deep mapping are still highly personal. ... my current definition: A deep map contains geolocated information from multiple sources that convey their source, contingency and context of creation; it is both integrated and queryable through indexes of time and space.

For me, this Institute has been a chance to hang out with ace people with similar interests and different backgrounds - it might mean we spend some time trying to negotiate discipline-specific language but it also makes for a richer experience. It's a chance to work with wonderfully messy humanities data, and to work out how digital tools and interfaces can support ambiguous, subjective, uncertain, imprecise, rich, experiential content alongside the highly structured data GIS systems are good at. It's also a chance to test these ideas by putting them into practice with a dataset on religion in Indianapolis and learn more about deep maps by trying to build one (albeit in 3 day
fellowship  PolisNEH  spatialhistory  spatialnarratives  deepmaps  deepmapping  OpenObjects 
december 2012 by miaridge
What are story maps? | Story Maps
Story maps use the concepts and tools of geography to tell stories about the world. They combine intelligent Web maps with text, multimedia content, and intuitive user experiences to inform, educate, entertain, and inspire people about a wide variety of topics. Most story maps are designed for non-technical audiences.

Story maps are at the focal point of the rapid evolution of GIS from a technology available primarily to highly-trained specialists to an array of services and resources that can benefit everyone.
spatialhistory  geospatial  GIS  deepmapping 
june 2012 by miaridge
Blog Wow: View blog
the importance of the case study in the creation of deep maps. It’s something I think should be captured: most of our most productive discussions – and we have not been short of productive discussions these past two days – have been when we focused on the particular case of a particular congregation. Through the sources, we get to meet the dramatis personæ. We get to, metaphorically, walk through their environment...
We have focused a lot on process in our group, and quite rightly so: But we have two kinds of process going on here: the process where we, as scholars, turn our sources into a deep map – or at least into deeply mappable objects ... and the processes that are being mapped.
serendipity and surprise is, for me, what deep mapping is all about; but it’s the case study that got me there. One thing I really hope we get from this week is a methodology – a process - for interrogating case studies and pulling out the building blocks of deep maps.
PolisNEH  deepmaps  deepmapping 
june 2012 by miaridge
Deep maps in Indy « Stuart Dunn's Blog
But the ’depth’ of a map is surely a function of how much knowledge – knowledge rather than information – is added to the base layer, where that information comes from, and how it is structured.
According to Spence, a map of somewhere we have never been ties together our own experiences of place, whether absolute (i.e. georeferenced) or abstract, along with our expectations and our needs. If this is true for the lay audiences of, say the Ordnance Survey, isn’t the vision of a deep map articulated this past week some sort of scholarly equivalent? We can use an OS map to make a guess, an inference or an interpretation (much discussion this week has, directly or indirectly, focused on these three things and their role in scholarly approaches). What we cannot do with an OS map is annotate or embed it with any of these.
spatialhistory  deepmapping  deepmaps  PolisNEH 
june 2012 by miaridge
Summer 2012 NEH Advanced Institute
The Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities is pleased to announce an NEH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities, designed to advance exploration of spatial narrative and deep maps in the spatial humanities. The institute will bring together 12 leading scholars in the field of spatial humanities who will work with project staff to develop a prototype deep map to support multi-scalar and contingent analysis of relevant issues in spatial humanities. To focus this work, the scholars will explore the spatial contexts of American religion, using the Digital Atlas of American Religion and multi-faceted evidence from The Polis Center’s Project on Religion & Urban Culture.
fellowship  deepmapping  deepmaps  spatialnarratives  spatialhistory  PolisNEH 
june 2012 by miaridge
SpeEdChange: The art of seeing (Part II) The Practice
"When I observe a school I start by watching how I, and how kids, approach it. I watch how the corridors operate, both when filled with movement and (if) when empty. Empty corridors during a school day speak loudly to me. So do classrooms with one kind of seating, one kind of lighting, or one "teaching wall." I watch the feet of kids in a class. I watch them fidget… [many more examples]…

This multiply-focused kind of observation helps me to begin to deep map a school…

the linearity and single-focus of traditional education has, perhaps, robbed you of, or severely limited, your human observation skills. Tens of thousands of hours of single subject lessons, of staring at teachers, of conference sessions divided into "tracks," have stunted the human abilities you had before you entered school. So, if you feel out of practice, here are a few ideas: Eavesdrop…Look for something you haven't looked for before in a place you've been a million times…Stare…Talk to strangers"
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june 2011 by robertogreco
SpeEdChange: The art of seeing
"we must stop being blinded by our incredibly limited view of "science." Rather, we must learn to see again, to see widely & complexly. To build our own deep maps of the people, places, & experiences before us. You cannot describe the experience of a middle school English class w/out knowing what happened in the corridor before class began, or what happened the night before at home. You cannot describe the work coming out of a 10th grade math class w/out understanding the full experience of students and their parents with mathematics to that point…And you cannot tell me about the "performance" of any school if you have not deep-mapped it to include a million data points—most of which cannot be charted or averaged or statistically normed.

Human observation & deep mapping are hard, but hardly impossible. These are skills which we all had before school began, and which we must recapture. We'll start by putting down our checklists…& in the next post, we will start to practice…"
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june 2011 by robertogreco

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