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Once Upon a Place: Telling Stories With Maps - Suzanne Fischer - The Atlantic
"To present your ambiguous stories, the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Libraries has made Neatline, an open-source geo-temporal visualization tool. Neatline, which launched last week, is a plugin for the popular collections exhibit software Omeka (which was developed by another university digital humanities shop, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University). It gives users the opportunity to tell stories through historic maps, timelines, and short text pieces: three dimensions of interpretation. (A fourth dimension, longform essays, is on its way.) It's also a small contribution to the rethinking of what counts as humanities scholarship."
geography  vgi  information  archives  digital  mapping  tool  time  history  story-telling 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Michael Frank Goodchild
"Michael F. Goodchild is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Director of UCSB’s Center for Spatial Studies. He received his B.A. degree from Cambridge University in Physics in 1965 and his Ph.D. in geography from McMaster University in 1969, and has received four honorary doctorates."
people  geography  academia  school(UCSB)  volunteer  vgi 
october 2011 by tsuomela

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