The GIS staff, in collaboration with the Crossing Boundaries: Re-envisioning the Humanities for the 21st grant, has been laying the foundation to better connect digital mapping approaches with the humanities and continue the expansion of geospatial learning opportunities at St. Lawrence University.
The University’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff has been working with a variety of humanities and social science faculty to expand their pedagogical scope, bring geospatial learning and technological applications into the classroom, and provide a web-based mapping platform to share customized collaborative work.
Story maps use geography as a means of organizing and presenting information. They tell the story of a places, events, issues, trends, or patterns in a geographic context. They combine interactive maps with other rich content—text, photos, video, and audio—within user experiences that are basic and intuitive.