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Thursday, October 17 • 2:00pm - 3:40pm
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Merging GIS and Genealogy to Recreate a Forgotten Community
Presenter: Lauren Winkler, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Co-presenter: Tammy A. Hepps, HomesteadHebrews.com
Maps.HomesteadHebrews.com combines decades of genealogical data with GIS to rebuild a vanished street grid and recreate the forgotten Jewish community of Homestead, PA. Using Sanborn maps to create a historic address locator, plotting entries from city directories, and referencing the full range of genealogical sources, we have created an interactive tool to examine the changing settlement patterns of this community. This approach to visualizing genealogical data geospatially can aid in reconstructing the historical development of any community.

Many maps, many stories: Cartography, community, and reconciliation at Kent State
Presenter: Jennifer Mapes, Kent State University
We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of making maps with and for the community after a tragic event. Next year is the 50th anniversary of the National Guard shooting on the Kent State University campus. We combine our expertise in cartography, planning and peacebuilding to share, collect, and map stories of community members who experienced this event. This project reorients the emotionally-charged and often-controversial narrative of the days surrounding the shooting. We create maps that are a palimpsest of stories of our community -- collected in the past and present -- that connect to campus and downtown locations.

The Making of Prejudice and Pride in New York City
Presenter: Rosemary Wardley, National Geographic
Inspired by Jeff Ferzoco's 2018 NACIS presentation of his interactive OutgoingNYC map, National Geographic adapted this work into one of the first print maps tackling LGBTQ issues in the pages of its iconic Magazine. In this presentation you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how the map of queer nightlife, titled Prejudice and Pride in New York City, was collaboratively pitched, researched, designed, and published.

Timeline Atlas: Plotting people's movements over time
Presenter: Stephen Cartwright, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Timeline Atlas (timelineatlas.com ) is an interactive art and mapping project that examines the movement of people over time. Participants may enter location and time information of events from their lives (birth, moves, etc.) to create their personal three-dimensional timeline. Individual timelines are included in an aggregated dynamic visualization that will help participants understand how the complexities of our interconnected personal geographies shape culture and our perceptions.

Thematic Paradigms of Tourism Imagery in Minnesota's Official Highway Maps, 1936-2019
Presenter: Josie Myers
Co-presenter: Ezra Zeitler, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Since 1936, the State of Minnesota's official highway map has included imagery that promotes aspects of the state's history and recreational amenities for tourists. To examine how the state has represented its environmental and cultural diversity in is maps, feminist approaches to critiquing visual information guided an examination of representation of peoples and places within the imagery. A manifest and latent content analysis was conducted on two dozen maps, and results reveal several overarching thematic paradigms that rely on a limited number of urban and rural places and underrepresent historically marginalized populations.

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Riley Champine

Graphics Editor, National Geographic Magazine

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Rosemary Wardley

Cartographer/ Graphics Editor, National Geographic
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Lauren Winkler

Geovisualization Developer, Lauren Winkler Cartography
Graduate of UW-Madison's Online Master's Program in GIS and Web Map Programming with a research interest in bringing historic and cultural data to life through geovisualization. Recently published Uniting the States with Telegraphs, 1844-1862, with Edmund Russell: https://telegra... Read More →
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Stephen Cartwright

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stephen Cartwright’s work exists at the confluence of science and art, where hard data intersects with the intangible complexities of human experience. Since 1999 he has recorded his exact latitude, longitude and elevation every hour of every day. Cartwright incorporates his location... Read More →
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Jennifer Mapes

Kent State University
Talk to me about grad school! I have a funded position for a PhD or exceptional master's student (Fall 2024) to help build my community geography lab by working with local residents to create maps that promote social & environmental justice.
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Josie Myers

Kent State University

Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:40pm PDT
Pavilion Room A