I am developing a new course: Political Science 397: Crisis Mapping, Politics & New Media. As the course progresses I will post materials here for your review. Please feel free to use any portion of the materials posted here for your own course development.
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New Resources for the Fall 2011 Course:
- Syllabus (Current)
- Introduction to Crisis Mapping Powerpoint
- Semester-long powerpoint for students (evolving)(September 2011)
Links to material from my Spring 2011 course:
- Syllabus (January 2011)
- Discussion Questions related to material assigned for weeks 3-4 of the course.
- Discussion Questions related to material assigned for weeks 4-6 of the course.
- Discussion Questions related to week 10 readings (specifically, “Vicarious Violence…”)
Information for instructors: visualization and analysis:
- Ushahidi (puddles, footprints, sonar)
- Nuclear Test Explosions (quite well done)
- Geotime (3d!)
- Live Crisis Mapping Libya for the Standby Task Force
- GPS & satellites activity with Dan Palmer
- Games & Playsourcing. Thanks to Brett Horvath @KilaVentures, Nick Martin @Tech Change for ideas, and Tom Weinandy for writing an excellent blog post describing our in-class experience playing games and discussing the implications.
- In class last term, guest Speakers JD Godchaux and Lela Prashad from NiJeL helped students troubleshoot their final projects, and introduced open-source GIS, including Quantum GIS and GeoCommons.
Open Street Maps Exercise
What can we learn about maps & difficulties of making space/time maps from mapping our daily routine?
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood & assign them tasks & work,
teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
~ HT: @PatrickMeier
Many thanks to the Department of Political Science at JCU for your encouragement, and your coffee.