Thursday, July 28, 2011

Map Making Hits New Heights

The New York Times runs a fun article on how GIS mapping technology is altering the humanities:

Historians, literary theorists, archaeologists and others are using Geographic Information Systems — software that displays and analyzes information related to a physical location — to re-examine real and fictional places like the villages around Salem, Mass., at the time of the witch trials; the Dust Bowl region devastated during the Great Depression; and the Eastcheap taverns where Shakespeare’s Falstaff and Prince Hal caroused.

The map of Gettysburg is especially cool.

Steve Clowney

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Without cartography, we would all be lost.

Posted by: Manny | Aug 4, 2011 9:39:26 AM

Who were the first cartographers?

Posted by: Dave | Aug 26, 2011 10:04:17 AM

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