What is Geospatial Mapping?
Geospatial mapping, also known as a geographical information system (GIS), incorporates software, hardware, data, and data collecting processes to manage, capture, analyze, display, and contextualize forms of geographically referenced information. It also helps researchers from all disciplinary backgrounds initiate academic projects that answer profound questions about geographical relationships, patterns, and trends.
The geospatial process requires:
Recognize whether the data is Time Series Data
Cross-sectional: collected at the same point of time for several individuals
* Adapted from Nicole Schultz's guide to Geospatial Data at the University of Michigan.
The format of a reference will depend on the type of map you use for your academic project. The following is a list of the most common map reference elements.
Citation styles will most likely include these elements but will differ in order.
*Modeled after the Cartographic (Maps) Citation Guide by the University of Melbourne.
If you are assigned a multimedia/new media project for your class or are interested in learning digital tools and methods for your own personal use, schedule a consultation with a Digital Humanities Associate (DHA).
DHAs are Berea College students who primarily engage in peer-to-peer instruction by supporting digital humanities projects throughout the academic year. They offer hands-on guidance and assistance for digital class projects through one-on-one consultations* and holding evening walk-in hours. Behind the scenes, DHAs also plan and design resource handouts, tutorials, and workshops.
*DHAs will be available for one-on-one consultations starting in the Spring 2020 semester.