Crisis Mapping, Politics & New Media

Dear community,

I am developing a new course: Political Science 324: 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.

Follow us on twitter: #CMClass

Resources for the Spring 2015 Course:

Grassroots mapping using kites and balloons on JCU’s campus

Links to material from my Spring 2011 course:

Information for instructors: visualization and analysis:

Past Activities

Open Street Maps Exercise

What can we learn about maps & difficulties of making space/time maps from mapping our daily routine?

Thanks for any input or comments!

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.


3 Responses to Crisis Mapping, Politics & New Media

  1. Mikel says:

    Great to see the open sharing of course materials and the OSM section. Very curious to hear feedback on how it went. As I’ve said for a while :), HOT/OSM is interested in strengthening its curriculum presence, activating an academic network, and we’re looking to soon start fleshing out what this means.

  2. jenziemke says:

    Thanks, Mikel! Would be happy to share with you a list of comments my students had after the exercise. DM me and we will set up a time to Skype chat. Jen

  3. Pingback: The Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Network » Crowd-generated Crisis Maps Revolutionize Humanitaian Response

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