Introducing Web Mapping to Writing and Journalism Classes at UMD
Track: Teaching and Research
Authors: Micaella Penning
The Geospatial Analysis Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth is fostering collaborations with the Department of Writing Studies, introducing students to web mapping using ArcGIS Online. Students with no prior cartographic experience create media-rich story maps, analyze and visualize data, and learn how GIS is being utilized by professionals in their field. They are introduced to both the idea of telling a story with a map, and visualizing data through mapping to find a potential story.