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Mapping stories and telling stories (with maps): A workshop on narrative cartography and the geoweb


Thursday, November 2, from 12 to 2pm

Speaker: Emory Shaw

After strong demand for the narrative cartography workshop offered last semester, we are presenting another one this fall!

This practical workshop will present a variety of user-friendly mapping tools to researchers and communicators interested in exploring geographically-oriented media for their work. It will consist of a short lecture (30-45 min), followed by a more practical session for using the tools (45-60 min). Participants are encouraged to bring material that they would like to map (audio, video, text, images). The workshop will be held in either French or English or both (depending on the audience).

Emory Shaw will begin by presenting a process that was developed in the Geomedia Lab to transform interviews from the Montreal Life Stories Project into online webmaps using AtlasCine. In doing so, he will explain ways of organizing narratives and qualitative information spatiotemporally for presentation or analysis. Then he will present a variety of tools and examples, and discuss their pros and cons for telling and reading stories. The tools discussed will include Tripline (for telling stories with map features), StoryMapJS, ESRI Story Maps and the new Google Earth (for more multimedia and flexibility), and AtlasCine (for analyzing narratives spatiotemporally).

Emory Shaw recently received his MSc in Geography at Concordia University where he completed a thesis on mapping urban public spaces using social media. He remains an active member of the Geomedia Lab in his ongoing quest to communicate worldviews using maps.

PLEASE NOTE that due to high demand, priority will be given to COHDS affiliates. Affiliates, if you are unable to register, please contact us.

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