I am currently teaching a class on women’s movements in the 1970s and 80s, and it is a course that asks students to do archival research. We are using Omeka as a group to do research, and Neatline presented a great opportunity to do some spatial projects. I had a huge list of members of Kansans for ERA that I wanted to map, and I needed to batch upload them. Here are notes on how to geocode information for Neatline….
Wayne Graham, Technical Director for the Council on Library and Information Resources and formerly the Head of Research and Development at the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab (where he was an architect of Neatline), provides a file of additional basemaps at github. These maps can provide alternatives to Google Maps and several cool options for base layers for Neatline maps from major sources like esri. To add these maps to your Neatline, do the following: Go to https://github.com/waynegraham/neatline_basemaps and “Clone…
Enabling Google Maps in Neatline My students and I were having difficulty loading Google Maps in Neatline, so I came up with two possible solutions. The first is to upload alternative map layers. The second is to obtain a Google API key and plug it into the Neatline code. After some googling, I discovered several threads that indicated that (at least in the past) there had been a problem with Neatline’s code for OpenLayers, which doesn’t play well with Google…
The Nineteenth Century view of the world from Houston San Francisco for Sale Mapping Inequality Kansas Sanborn Fire Maps (KU)
This week in Digital Storytelling, we are using Audacity to edit audio files. I edited this small segment to show students what they can do. That’s Tom Averill talking about his books.
I used the Kansas Alien Enemy Registration files and Tableau Public to create these visualizations:
This extremely boring graph is an experiment with Plot.ly for my Digital Storytelling class: And another example: