November 20, 2013 was GIS Day. In our annual tradition here in the Scholars’ Lab, we hosted a round of lighting talks with a variety of speakers including several groups from the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School. As always, the had a great mix of disciplines and uses of GIS. Thanks again to all the…. More.
Background Charlottesville is not the easiest place to ride a bicycle. There are obstacles beyond the narrowness of the streets. Let’s take a look at a few of these. The above map shows the elevation around Charlottesville with dark green being the lowest areas and bright red being the highest. The Charlottesville street system is…. More.
Ben Jasnow and Courtney Evans (UVA Classics Graduate Students) just presented their findings at DH2013. They hypothesize that their spatial-linguistic analysis of the catalogue of ships could aid in the discovery of ancient sites. Check out their presentation here: Mapping the Catalogue of Ships Here’s a preview:
In geography, size matters. On maps, large always wins over small. We’re human. We’re wired to quickly spot patterns and make visual comparisons. See Tufte, Edward. Picture a map of your own state. How does it compare in size to the states next door, the largest states, the smallest, or Texas? I recently joined with…. More.
Every semester Kelly Johnston and I teach a workshop series around specific topics in GIS. Typically, we stick to the basics for fall but branch out and mix it up a little by teaching new topics in spring. Our sessions are one hour long and generally designed to be hands-on and don’t require prior knowledge…. More.
A Fulbright Scholar Talks About Participatory GIS, the Caribbean, Google Earth and How a Fulbright Could Be in Your Future Thursday, January 17 2:00 – 3:00pm Alderman Library, Room 421 Meg Stewart Academic Technology Consultant and Fulbright Ambassador A Fulbright Scholar in 2009-10 to the University of the West Indies in Barbados, Meg Stewart will…. More.
[Cross-posted with dclure.org and neatline.org] This is part 3 of a 3-post tutorial that walks through process of georeferencing a historical map and using it in GeoServer and Neatline. In part 1 of this series, we used ArcMap to convert a static image into a georeferenced .tiff file. In part 2, we post-processed the file…. More.
Update 8/27/12: After posting this last week, a comment by KaCeBe led me to go back and look for a way to get Geoserver to render transparent borders without having to manually add an alpha channel to the file. Although I still can’t find way to make Geoserver do it automatically, I did find this…. More.
[Cross-posted from dclure.org and neatline.org] Out of the box, Neatline (our recently-released framework for building geotemporal exhibits) can be used to create geo-temporal exhibits based on “modern-geography” base-layers – OpenStreetMap, Google satellite and street maps, and a collection of beautiful, stylized layers from Stamen Design. For historical and literary projects, though, one of Neatline’s most…. More.
Earlier this year Professor Megan Marlatt from the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art began work with her students to create a jumbo outdoor mural titled “Hello Pluto, Good-bye Kitty” based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Black Cat“. The mural design covered a large suburban parking lot. From street level, viewers see…. More.
- Digital Humanities
- Experimental Humanities
- Geospatial and Temporal
- Grad Student Research
- Research and Development
- Visualization and Data Mining
- Better :focus
- GIS Day 2013
- Role Journals, Texts, Pedagogy, and Pragmatism
- Sticky Situations: Lessons in Group Cohesion
- Two Ivanhoes, One Direction
- Stephen Covey intervenes in wire-framing Ivanhoe
- Thinking Through Doing While Losing My Marbles
- Podcast: Sukanta Chaudhuri
- Podcast: Introducing Our 2013-2014 Graduate Fellows
- 2013 GIS Day – Wednesday, November 20th, 2013