“Week 9 Maps, Spatial Analysis and History”

October 31st, 2012

I thought “we attempt to translate the fundamental components of professional scholarship-evidence, engagement with prior scholarship, and a scholarly argument-into forms that take advantage of the possibilities of electronic media.” was the most important sentence. I have always loved history. I love reading about it, writing about it and learning about it. What I have found from many of my peers is that history is boring and a lot of reading. There are so many new forms of electronic media that makes history interactive and appealing to audiences. It brings history alive to an extent. Electronic media also helps make history easier to grasp. They are no longer just words on paper.

Being a geography major I always underscore the importance of mapping and Spatial Analysis. It helps in so many ways. Maps help us understand data by displaying it visually. They are great tools to help analyze and re-examine  history. New techniques can help find new patterns or correlations.


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