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OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date.
StoryMapJS, from Northwestern University, is a free tool to help you tell stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events: https://storymap.knightlab.com/
StoryMap JS Intro Video
Geospatial data is data with geographic location as an attribute
Geospatial analysis involved creating a "lasagna" of datasets that share geographic attributes to be analyzed
All geographic features (where something is) are connected to what/when something is!
Think spatially! Recognize situations when geographic data could enhance understanding
American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps. Created by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond.
The American Religious Sounds Project is supported by a generous grant to Ohio State University's Center for the Study of Religion from the Henry Luce Foundation. Other support has been provided by the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University.
The Bomb Sight project maps the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Bomb Sight makes the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period.
Combining maps and pictures from the Library of Congress collections can deepen appreciation for the fascinating connections between the two technologies (railroads and photography) as both came into maturity during the race to construct a railroad to the Pacific in the years 1863–69.
The Green Book was a travel guide published between 1936 and 1966 that listed hotels, restaurants, bars, gas stations, etc. where black travelers would be welcome. The NYPL mapped locations from these publications for your exploration.
For the first time, ORBIS allows us to express Roman communication costs in terms of both time and expense. By simulating movement along the principal routes of the Roman road network, the main navigable rivers, and hundreds of sea routes in the Mediterranean, Black Sea and coastal Atlantic, this interactive model reconstructs the duration and financial cost of travel in antiquity.