Mapping is an effective tool for reconstructing the past, which reveals the spatial relationships that stimulated cultural, social and political change over time. In this workshop for Harvard affiliates, we will introduce digital tools and workflows for visualizing and interpreting historical data. We will cover the basics of QGIS, web mapping with Leaflet, georeferencing historical maps, incorporating time-based geographic data, creating multilayer historical web maps, and more. Mapping History will be led by Nil Tuzcu (Harvard Kennedy School and MIT), a designer and creative technologist, with assistance from the DSSG. Workshops will be held on October 30 and 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to register for this workshop.
Need help with making maps & using spatial data? Want to talk through your idea for a mapping based project? Have a question about using GIS or finding the right method for your task? Drop by the Harvard Map Collection help desk hours to get answers! Or email: email@example.com.
The help desk will be held on Wednesdays from 2-4 and will take place in the Media Lab in Lamont Library (level B). The first session will open on September 18th.