Session Title

Geoinformatics: Challenges of Medieval Geodata and Digital Maps

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Association of Place and Space (MAPS)

Organizer Name

Matthew Boyd Goldie

Organizer Affiliation

Rider Univ.

Presider Name

Matthew Boyd Goldie

Paper Title 1

Geodatabases Design for Medieval Islamic Maps: Azimuth, Altitude

Presenter 1 Name

Karen Pinto, Kathleen M. Baker

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Boise State Univ., Western Michigan Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Oxford Outremer Map and the Challenge of Translating Space

Presenter 2 Name

Tobias Hrynick

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Fordham Univ.

Paper Title 3

Virtual Pilgrims, Virtual Maps: Using GIS to Understand Late Medieval "Representational Space"

Presenter 3 Name

Kathryne Beebe

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Arlington

Paper Title 4

Spatializing Information and Informatizing Space

Presenter 4 Name

Angela R. Bennett

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Nevada-Reno

Start Date

12-5-2017 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1135

Description

This session discusses the challenges in building platforms for medieval geodata, such as geographic information systems (GIS), for the presentation of data on maps and in other graphic forms. Panelists examine, theoretically and otherwise, the approaches and results of presenting geoinformation for medieval studies. Papers explore how GIS and other digital projects can produce new findings and investigate potential shortcomings. Analysis includes theorizations of geoinformatics, space more generally, and geographical and imaginary spaces. Questions panelists address include: What are medieval data? How qualitatively rich can digital information be, and what kinds of texts can or should be mapped? How is the visual presentation of data different from a written account? Are there useful ways to map non-specific or non-geographic spaces, and are there compelling reasons to do so?

Matthew Boyd Goldie

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May 12th, 3:30 PM

Geoinformatics: Challenges of Medieval Geodata and Digital Maps

Schneider 1135

This session discusses the challenges in building platforms for medieval geodata, such as geographic information systems (GIS), for the presentation of data on maps and in other graphic forms. Panelists examine, theoretically and otherwise, the approaches and results of presenting geoinformation for medieval studies. Papers explore how GIS and other digital projects can produce new findings and investigate potential shortcomings. Analysis includes theorizations of geoinformatics, space more generally, and geographical and imaginary spaces. Questions panelists address include: What are medieval data? How qualitatively rich can digital information be, and what kinds of texts can or should be mapped? How is the visual presentation of data different from a written account? Are there useful ways to map non-specific or non-geographic spaces, and are there compelling reasons to do so?

Matthew Boyd Goldie