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Points Unknown – Session IV (Spring)
April 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
News unfolds in places and every newsworthy event is shaped by the details of location. Those details might include the specifics of a neighborhood as it is today or of the history leading to its current configurations. Alongside the development of web technologies, journalistic organizations have incorporated web-based maps to enhance reader engagement with stories. But these interactions haven’t always been easy to produce. Points Unknown will train journalism students in GIS and mapping techniques to analyze and visualize spatial information.
To conclude our series, we will switch gears and utilize Google Earth Pro and Adobe Illustrator to export high resolution 3D earth imagery and add annotation layers to it. This is a very common technique for visualizing movement and space, and we will walk students through the process from start to finish.