Dynamic Maps in Humanities Computing

Martyn Jessop


This paper discusses how and why dynamic maps are better suited to the re­quirements of humanities scholars than conventional cartography or GIS systems. It highlights some of the strengths of dynamic maps and shows their value to humanities computing projects. However, there are also a number of weaknesses with existing technology and techniques. These are discussed and possible ways forward are suggested. It illustrates some of the issues by reference to the experiences of two case study projects that have been conducted at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King’s College London.


GIS; humanities computing; space; time; maps

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