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Introduction to Mapping

Theory to Practice

Review your knowledge: 4 questions from the lessons

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Vector data consists of?

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The Data Source Manager is used to:

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Why do we create a folder for the exported shapefile?

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A spatial join by attribute is used when you want to join which combination of layers:

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Deepen your knowledge

Discussion Questions

  • In the workshop we learned that every map should begin with a simple and answerable research question. What else makes for a good mapping research question? Remember that maps can be exploratory so we don’t need to fully answer the question.

  • What makes a map ethical or unethical?

  • Think about the audience or audiences for your map. Do you think different audiences should warrant constructing the map in different ways?


DHRI workshops provide a foundational comprehension of digital skills and tools often used in digital humanities and humanistic social science research. While having a strong foundation is important, there is usually more to learn if you want to get started on your own. Now that you have an awareness of the basics, here are some other tutorials to try that will extend your learning.

Further Readings

After they complete a workshop, participants often ask: what next? Here are some additional resources that can help you think about the projects that could be developed, the resources that you might need, the ways this skill could be used in the classroom, or debates in the field of digital humanities that provide context to what you have just learned.

Projects or Challenges to Try

ESRI Story Map

Try adding context to your interactive map by turning it into an ESRI Story Map. Story maps are a free ESRI application for creating multi-media narratives. You can use the same map that you made in ESRI’s ArcGIS Online program and import it into its Story Map application to add text, photos and video. You can even take the reader to different points around the map and give them information about each location.