The purpose of this web mapping application is to understand how well people can define locations of different groups in geographic space, and how this relates to their attitudes about towards these groups. Using two simple datasets such as US block groups and US zip code, an US basemap by Esri, and a classic web survey approach, the application asks users to indicate in which neighborhood do most people from a certain group lives. A side-by-side mapping approach is used to retrieve feedback once the survey is completed.
The Rusian Genealogy Map is an attempt to render visually the dynastic connections made between the ruling family of Rus’ (the Volodimerovichi) and the rest of medieval European royalty in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The information represented on the map comes from the Rusian Genealogical Database (genealogy.obdurodon.org) compiled by Christian Raffensperger, with technical assistance by David J. Birnbaum. Both projects highlight the extreme interconnectivity of Rus’ with the rest of medieval Europe and are part of a larger goal of reimagining medieval Europe.
The Chinese Late Ming Dynasty Courier Route System application calculates the total distance between postal stations, the number of postal stations visited, and the number of counties (circa 1911) that were crossed. You can select postal stations from the pull-down menu or pick them by clicking on the map. Click the gear icon to calculate a new route and the trash icon to clear an existing route.