Geospatial and Temporal

A (Digital) Declaration of Independence

[Cross-posted from] Launch the Exhibit Way back in the spring of 2012, a couple months before we released the first version of Neatline, I drove up to Washington to give a little demo of the project to the folks at the Library of Congress. I had put together a couple of example exhibits for…. Continue reading “A (Digital) Declaration of Independence”.

Plane Table Mapping aka Instant Gratification Mapping

“Plane table mapping is the most interesting of all to do.  One can hardly browse through an account of its various operations without wishing to go directly into the field and do them.” – Down To Earth : Mapping for Everybody, 1944 Humans love maps.  Every day in the Scholars’ Lab we help aspiring cartographers…. Continue reading “Plane Table Mapping aka Instant Gratification Mapping”.

Creating themes for individual Neatline exhibits

tldr: Neatline makes it possible to create separate themes for individual exhibits, which is useful if you want to host a collection of self-contained Neatline projects on a single site. To get started, fork the exhibit starter theme, which abstracts out the style, layout, and UX of the Project Gemini over Baja California exhibit. One…. Continue reading “Creating themes for individual Neatline exhibits”.

Project Gemini over Baja California

[Cross-posted from] Launch the Exhibit A couple weeks ago, somewhere in the middle of a long session of free-association link hopping on Wikipedia, I stumbled into a cluster of articles about Project Gemini, NASA’s second manned spaceflight program. Gemini, I quickly discovered, produced some spectacular photographs – many of them pointed downward towards the…. Continue reading “Project Gemini over Baja California”.

Spring 2014 Scholars’ Lab GIS Workshop Series

All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance.  All sessions will be taught on Wednesdays from 10AM to 11AM in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab) and are free to attend and are open…. Continue reading “Spring 2014 Scholars’ Lab GIS Workshop Series”.

Map Sleuthing in Africa

One of the many fun things we do in the Scholars’ Lab is help people find geographic datasets. Folks use geographic datasets to make maps and for spatial analysis using geographic information systems software.  Finding detailed local-scale datasets can be hard.  And finding local-scale geographic datasets for areas outside the United States is even harder,…. Continue reading “Map Sleuthing in Africa”.

Neighborhoods of San Francisco

[Cross-posted from] View the Exhibit Built on the Stamen Toner layer. Back in October, about a month after moving from Scholars’ Lab HQ in Virginia out to Menlo Park (my partner started a PhD program at Stanford), I drove up the peninsula to San Francisco on a Saturday morning and set out on a…. Continue reading “Neighborhoods of San Francisco”.

GIS Day 2013

November 20, 2013 was GIS Day.  In our annual tradition here in the Scholars’ Lab, we hosted a round of lighting talks with a variety of speakers including several groups from the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School.   As always, the had a great mix of disciplines and uses of GIS.  Thanks again to all the…. Continue reading “GIS Day 2013”.

2013 GIS Day – Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

In honor of GIS Day 2013, the Scholars’ Lab at UVa Library would like to invite you to participate in our celebration on November 20th. Starting at 1:30PM in the Scholars’ Lab, there will be a round of lightning talks followed by the cutting of the GIS Day cake.  We encourage everyone, including students (UVa,…. Continue reading “2013 GIS Day – Wednesday, November 20th, 2013”.

NITLE Presentation on Geotemporal Storytelling with Neatline

About this time last year, David McClure and I had a great conversation with the folks from the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) about geotemporal storytelling with Neatline. We had lots of great questions and comments from the audience, too. Video for the talk is now available on NITLE’s YouTube channel: