Visualizing Time & Place with GoogleEarth

How can GoogleEarth maps be used to the best effect in digital archive projects? Amy Giroux and I would like to continue the discussion on the use of digital mapping as a conversational feature in interactive digital archives. We have each employed GE map overlays to enhance our archive projects, employing the layering properties and tour feature with the intent of generating comments and feedback from site visitors, as well as providing visual guide points for historic processes (i.e., population and demographic changes over time, land use changes, etc.).

We are interested in hearing what others have experienced, and in exploring the opportunities and limits of this technology as a generative feature in interactive archives.

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About Marcy Galbreath

A native Floridian, I am in my second year in the Texts & Technology PhD program at UCF. I returned to college full-time after nearly fifteen years of working for a manufacturer in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, where I managed a marketing/graphic design/sales & technical support team. I received my B.A. in English and Fine Art from Flagler College in 1993, and my M.A. in Literature from UCF in summer 2010.

One Response to Visualizing Time & Place with GoogleEarth

  1. It would be really nice to give folks an opportunity to use Google Earth if they haven’t yet. I wonder if this could be in the computer lab? Great session; there’s so much added value in exploring these questions. Thanks for proposing it!

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