Category: Tutorials

Final Submission of your Mapping Project

*** Updated!!*** Part of your final submission for the visualization component of your mapping project requires you to create a project post in WordPress to publish your work. This tutorial demonstrates how to complete those requirements, which are also listed here: A portfolio project post is created in Word Press Thesis paragraph and reflective paragraph from final essay are included…

Joint Mapping Sessions

Over the two joint sessions for American Urban History and Mapping the 19th-Century City classes, we will be focusing on New York City’s “Ladies’ Mile” during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This district is roughly defined as the stretch along Broadway from 14th Street to 23rd Street. The area first developed as a residential district with elaborate mansions…

Adding geolocations to your spreadsheet

One of the significant components for making your information mappable will be to include coordinates for geolocating your markers. Coordinates are the numbers used to designate the latitude and longitude of a single point. This should be one of the columns in your spreadsheet. Retrieving Coordinates for your Spreadsheet You can use Google Maps to get the coordinates by entering…

A DH Press Example

Examples Here are two examples of using DH Press to map a small part of Chicago in the nineteenth century. One shows the materials used in the construction of a few blocks of buildings. The other shows business types of people in those buildings. Please note that these examples are not deeply analytical. They are only excerpts of a larger…

Setting up Zotero for Bibliographies

Zotero plugin or stand-alone application Zotero is an application that allows you to collect and organize your research. It works with your browser to determine the kind of content you want to save, categorizing it by “book,” “journal article,” “webpage,” “video,” etc. Citations can be organized into Collections and Subcollections, and citations can be included in unlimited number of collections.…

W3 | Researching Your Project

Defining your subject as a research question You have started to think through the issues that interest you about the nineteenth-century city. As you narrow your subjects, you will also be developing a concise research question that will guide you. Remember that developing a research question is a process. You may begin with one subject in mind, and your research…

W2 | Getting to know DH Press

**Much of the information presented in the following tutorial is from the DH Press Manual. What is DH Press? DH Press is a plug-in for WordPress that enables scholars to visualize their humanities-oriented data and allow users to access that data from the visualizations themselves. The graphical representation of data – whether it be geographical information shown on maps, temporal…

W2 | Deep Mapping Projects

Mapping Gothic France Stephen Murray, Andrew Tallon, & Rory O’Neill| Media Center for Art History, Columbia University   &   Art Department, Vassar College http://mappinggothic.org/ Whereas pictures can be satisfactorily represented in two dimensions on a computer screen, space — especially Gothic space — demands a different approach, one which embraces not only the architectonic volume but also time and narrative. Mapping…