“1696 Danckerts Map of Florida, the West Indies, and the Caribbean” #HGIS #georeference #Mexico

The reason this map captured my attention is because it showed Mexico as it was rendered by colonial geographers. Interestingly enough my focus on the map was less concerned with the hegemonic recasting of these landscapes deployed by Spanish conquistadors. My interest was in Malintzin, the enslaved Indigenous woman who was sold to Hernan Cortes, [...]

1890 Shaler Map- Crude Georeference

In my pursuit of locating pertinent GIS data for my historical inquiry I contacted Fred Wurster a hydrologist at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Over the past year he and I have corresponded about conservation efforts, environmental policy, and geographic information specific to the refuge. Last week (week of July 4) I visited [...]