Week 8: Tuesday, March 9: MAPPING PLATFORMS

via Andriy Yaremenko, “How to Create Lego Map Style in GIS,” Medium


  • Map Critiques #4: Sherry, Léa, Mary Ann
  • Map Lab #3 with Emily: Exploring Mapping Platforms + Navigating Your Project
    This week, we’ll study the technical aspects of a few programs and platforms you might find useful in your final projects. We’ll also be looking at existing accessible datasets that might be of use in your work, and we’ll think creatively about how you might be able to manually create datasets of your own.


via Zak Jensen

Supplemental Resources: 

  • Samples from Emily’s Arena Channel to come — Welikia, map school, BetaNYC, C4SF tutorials, Mapping the Invisible, etc
  • Tiffany Chu, “COVID-19 Is Not the ‘Death of the City’ – It’s the Rise of the Neighborhood Center,” Forbes (October 1, 2020) [a great application of feminist GIS]. 
  • Alison Killing, “Using Maps to See Beyond the Obvious,” Exposing the Invisible
  • Mei-Po Kwan, “Feminist Visualization: Re-envisioning GIS as a Method in Feminist Geographic Research,” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92:4 (2002): 655.
  • MapChat
  • Marianna Pavlovskaya, “Feminism, Geographic Information Systems, and Mapping,” in Audrey Kobayashi ed., International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd ed., Vol. 5 (Elsevier, 2020): 32.
  • Marianna Pavlovskaya, “Critical GIS as a Tool for Social Transformation,” The Canadian Geographer 62:1 (2018): 52. 
  • Penn State’s GEOG 486, “Cartography and Visualization” open-access course
  • Jer Thorpe, Living in Data: A Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, forthcoming May 2021).