The Local Mapping Project asks students to communicate aspects of their local environments through the practice of online mapping. Digital geolocation has become a significant means to reexamine our immediate spaces and explore how they connect with a shared history, culture, and landscape.
Each student will identify an appropriate online venue, and then construct a Google Map for it that identifies and describes at least five relevant sites using substantive text and multimedia. Online venue and subject choices are wide open. Subjects need not be overly grandiose, but they should be interesting, useful, and productive for a specific audience. Consider local historical or cultural sites, campus areas, indigenous flora and fauna sites, health and sport sites, leisure spots, etc.