GIS Presentations

Instructions:

In a group, prepare a 10-minute long presentation on one of the following GIS projects:

“Charles Booth Online Archive” (http://goo.gl/JgRmhL)

“Locating London”   (http://www.locatinglondon.org/)

“London Gallery Project” (http://learn.bowdoin.edu/fletcher/london-gallery/index.html)

Maps from “Art in the Blood” (look at all maps on site) (http://www.artintheblood.com/maps/map1sm.htm)

Due:

11/5 in class

Your presentation should give your classmates a holistic understanding of the purpose of the GIS project and how it is used. It should answer the following questions:

  1. Background: What subject/theme unifies the items plotted on the map (or in the collection of maps)? Why is that theme/subject important? How is this map/map collection useful?
  2. Map Details: How many places/things are mapped? How many maps are there? What kind of map or maps are included (historical maps, or google maps)? What information is included about each object (metadata)? Why is that information important? Is the map animated (does it change over time)? Is there a legend/key? Where did the data/maps come from? Is it a scholarly project?
  3. Map Team: Who built this map, how big a team was it, and where is the site hosted? Who is the intended audience for this project (e.g. researchers, students, the general public)? What academic fields (e.g. English, History) can learn from this archive?  Check this list of academic fields to answer that final question.
  4. Design: How does a user interact with the map? Is it searchable? What colors and images does it include, and how do those colors/images reflect the theme/subject of the site? How was the site built (e.g. what technology does the site use)?

Your presentation should have a coherent structure: for example, one person could address the map background and details, and the second person can explain the map team and design. Regardless of how you structure your talk, each person in your group should be responsible for at least one section and should talk an equal amount. This should be a polished presentation, so make sure to figure out the order in which each group member should speak. Make sure to provide specific examples.

 Presentation Grading Rubric:

Element Exemplary Proficient Partially Proficient Unsatisfactory
Score 4 3 2 1
Participation All group members participate equally All group members participate Some group members participate Only 1-2 group members participate
Clarity All group members are clear and easy to understand Most group members are clear and easy to understand Some group members are clear and easy to understand Only 1-2 group members are clear and easy to understand
Organization Information is presented in a clear, organized way Information is presented in a mostly organized way Some parts of the presentation are organized Information is presented in a disorganized way
Addressing Assignment Presentation addresses the questions on the assignment sheet Presentation addresses some of the questions on the assignment sheet Presentation barely addresses the questions on the assignment sheet Presentation does not address the questions on the assignment sheet
Examples Presentation includes many specific examples from the website Presentation includes some specific examples from the website Presentation barely includes specific examples from the website Presentation does not include specific examples from the website
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