• "GIS Mapping: Introduction"

    Author(s):
    Noel M. Eastwick
    Editor(s):
    Toniesha L. Taylor
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Race
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Social Justice, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Access, Data, Digital pedagogy, Mapping, Gender
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/wtc4-9x11
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: This activity was created by Noel M. Estwick for COMM 4543. He was a guest lecturer for the course, and he delivered four lectures during the sixteen-week semester on GIS mapping. This activity introduces students to the method of data collection for GIS mapping, allowing them to gain valuable understanding of the physicality of place and space in relation to communication research. Estwick asked students to contribute to the GIS data on historical markers and social justice sites on campus with this activity. GIS mapping activities like this one are used to teach students how metadata and natural language affects mapping data. Students were asked to think critically about language choices. They focused on the digital structures of maps and access and particularly on how race, class, and gender descriptors of locations within preexisting GIS metadata structures guide the input of new sites in a database.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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