Map & Geospatial Information Librarian and Head of the John R. Borchert Map Library, Ryan Mattke, taught a course this spring semester, Spatial Digital Humanities – GIS 5990. The course was designed for students from disciplines outside of geographic information science (GIS) who would like to incorporate some kind of geographical visualization into their coursework and/or research, as well as students who are familiar with GIS.
News: Student Projects Created with Geographical Visualizations
GIS 5990 included a basic overview of desktop GIS (both Esri and open source), as well as an introduction to a number of other mapping techniques (such as ArcGIS Online, web mapping basics, georeferencing historical maps, etc) in addition to digital scholarship techniques (such as Omeka/Neatline, data visualization, etc). The lab component involved assignments that familiarized students with these techniques. You can see some of the resulting course projects below: