GIS and Geospatial Information for Digital Humanities

There are tons of applications of geospatial technology within DH.  A colleague of mine described GIS as one of the “low hanging fruits” within DH, I think because location is such a natural paradigm for organizing data which may have few common/known attributes.

Potential Topics

-finding, georeferencing/orthorectifying, and sharing geospatial images, such as historical maps (e.g., maptiler, gdal)

-storing, editing, and sharing points, areas, and linear features of interest (e.g., omeka neatline or google maps “my places”/fusion tables)

-combining location with time through intuitive interfaces (e.g, omeka neatline)

-geospatially enabling location based data (e.g., address geocoding, tabular and spatial joins)


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