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.


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