Emerging mapping practices  in and out of the classroom Matthew W. Wilson,  PhD Assistant Professor of Geography Emerging ...
mobile devices for mapping quality-of-life
Emerging Mapping Practices
Emerging Mapping Practices Classroom [ as collaborative   laboratory ]
Emerging Mapping Practices Classroom [ as collaborative   laboratory ] ‘ Out there’ [ industry, government, academy, nonpr...
‘ GIS Workshop’ (GEOG448) <ul><li>Student teams will work with organizations to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop hard copy m...
Develop Hard Copy Maps <ul><li>Students will be able to update existing maps, or work with an organization’s spatial data ...
Collect Primary Spatial Data  Using GPS <ul><li>Students will be able to use GPS Receivers  to collect spatial data in the...
Transform Existing Organizational Data <ul><li>Students will be able to take existing organizational data (e.g. Excel data...
Analyze Spatial Data <ul><li>Students will be able to use GIS to analyze  spatial data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>demographics...
Develop Web-Based Mapping Solutions <ul><li>Students will be able to take spatial data and prepare it for display on a web...
Partnering with the Community <ul><li>up to 20 students, offered every Spring semester </li></ul><ul><li>10 weeks of partn...
Emerging Mapping Practices Classroom [ as collaborative   laboratory ] ‘ Out there’ [ industry, government, academy, nonpr...
… in the age of data about everything,  has theory really died? [  from  Wired Magazine , 23 June 2008  ]
communities of communities…
photos of landscapes  |  landscapes of photos
photos of landscapes  |  landscapes of photos
photos of landscapes  |  landscapes of photos
my  photos of landscapes…   … my  landscapes of photos
photo mapping games
edible content
cataloguing content
informative content
content advisory
open source content
[  from  WUN Lecture , Crampton, 8 Oct. 2008  ] positionings within geography
‘ neo’-geography ‘ paleo’-geography expert traditional formal stable interoperable scientific amateur informal emergent he...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Li...
Parting Thoughts <ul><li>re-investing in theory, postmortem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>towards ‘theories’, not Generalization (...
[  Global Placemark Intensity from  floatingsheep.org , via Mark Graham, 15 June 2009  ]
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Emerging mapping practices in and out of the classroom

  1. 1. Emerging mapping practices in and out of the classroom Matthew W. Wilson, PhD Assistant Professor of Geography Emerging Media Initiative Ball State University [email_address] 20 November 2009 EMI Workshop
  2. 2. mobile devices for mapping quality-of-life
  3. 3. Emerging Mapping Practices
  4. 4. Emerging Mapping Practices Classroom [ as collaborative laboratory ]
  5. 5. Emerging Mapping Practices Classroom [ as collaborative laboratory ] ‘ Out there’ [ industry, government, academy, nonprofits, hobbyists ]
  6. 6. ‘ GIS Workshop’ (GEOG448) <ul><li>Student teams will work with organizations to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>develop hard copy maps, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collect primary spatial data using GPS, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>transform existing organizational data into spatial data, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>analyze spatial data, and/or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>develop web-based mapping solutions. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Develop Hard Copy Maps <ul><li>Students will be able to update existing maps, or work with an organization’s spatial data to produce new mappings or analyses. </li></ul>Existing Spatial Data New Maps or New Analyses
  8. 8. Collect Primary Spatial Data Using GPS <ul><li>Students will be able to use GPS Receivers to collect spatial data in the field. </li></ul>Collect GPS Data New Maps or New Analyses
  9. 9. Transform Existing Organizational Data <ul><li>Students will be able to take existing organizational data (e.g. Excel data) and transform it into spatial data. </li></ul>Transform Organizational Data New Maps or New Analyses Feature Address 1 100 S Main 2 320 W Market
  10. 10. Analyze Spatial Data <ul><li>Students will be able to use GIS to analyze spatial data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>demographics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>service-provision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>network analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D spatial visualizations </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Develop Web-Based Mapping Solutions <ul><li>Students will be able to take spatial data and prepare it for display on a website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleMaps API </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Partnering with the Community <ul><li>up to 20 students, offered every Spring semester </li></ul><ul><li>10 weeks of partnering </li></ul><ul><li>Example partners: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United Way and Lifestream (livable communities, childcare provision, service centers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Door/BMH (service provision, target populations/areas) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Better Communities </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Emerging Mapping Practices Classroom [ as collaborative laboratory ] ‘ Out there’ [ industry, government, academy, nonprofits, hobbyists ]
  14. 14. … in the age of data about everything, has theory really died? [ from Wired Magazine , 23 June 2008 ]
  15. 15. communities of communities…
  16. 16. photos of landscapes | landscapes of photos
  17. 17. photos of landscapes | landscapes of photos
  18. 18. photos of landscapes | landscapes of photos
  19. 19. my photos of landscapes… … my landscapes of photos
  20. 20. photo mapping games
  21. 21. edible content
  22. 22. cataloguing content
  23. 23. informative content
  24. 24. content advisory
  25. 25. open source content
  26. 26. [ from WUN Lecture , Crampton, 8 Oct. 2008 ] positionings within geography
  27. 27. ‘ neo’-geography ‘ paleo’-geography expert traditional formal stable interoperable scientific amateur informal emergent heterogeneous volunteered ephemeral artistic aggregable
  28. 28. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  29. 29. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  30. 30. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  31. 31. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  32. 32. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  33. 33. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  34. 34. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  35. 35. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  36. 36. Geography of Emerging Mapping Practices Conditions of emergence Continued development Production Re-production / mashup Limits to re-production Use / interpretation Limits to use Challenges to disciplinary thinking
  37. 37. Parting Thoughts <ul><li>re-investing in theory, postmortem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>towards ‘theories’, not Generalization (let it die?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>mapping neogeographic practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what potential methods exist for heterogeneous data aggregation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what might mappings of neogeographic practices tell us about: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>digital divide, convergence, sociospatial segregation, visual hierarchy, collaborations, etc.? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  38. 38. [ Global Placemark Intensity from floatingsheep.org , via Mark Graham, 15 June 2009 ]

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