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The Realm of Geography: Overcoming my Fears of Historical GIS

As my first term courses at Western University come to a close it is time for me to make a final decision on what courses to take during my second term. 643 more words

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A Beginner's Guide to Mapping Early America with Basic GIS

Over the past couple years, friends have asked me a lot about maps and mapping software—questions I probably have no business fielding. I’m not truly formally trained in GIS, I’ve picked up a lot of things online, from books, in workshops, but mostly through trial-and-error, and half the time I still prefer to draw my maps by hand. 1,382 more words


In the throes of my final finals.

For this degree at least. (Anyone want to give me buckets of money to go get my MLIS next? Just figured I’d ask.)

But at the moment, finals are stressing me out far less than they have in semesters past, and that’s always a good thing. 607 more words

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Project Update

For the first part of the project for this course, I made a Mapbox map of Wychwood Park. The map contains colour-coded outlines of all the houses in the neighbourhood, and you can see additional information about each of the houses (typically the year they were built, the architect and the builder) by clicking on them. 475 more words

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Podcasts as Public History

This week’s blog assignment included listening to at least one podcast from BackStory Radio, and one episode from either Journal of American History Podcast, … 774 more words

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Digital History Assignment #2: Results of the Experimenting Phase

My first assignment for digital history was not even finished when my mind was already with the second one, for which we have to construct a website about a historical topic of our choice. 1,088 more words

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Digital Preservation

What is digital preservation? According to Digital Preservation Europe it is “set of activities required to make sure digital objects can be located, rendered, used and understood in the future.” The implication being that the software and hardware changed made in the following years after the object was created in order to ensure that we could actually access and understand the content. 295 more words