The project topic that we want to explore is the journey of two Carleton alumni traveling in China back in the 1930s. Our topic will mainly focus on the photos found in the Carleton digital archive, and reveal the timeline of their journey as well as the landscapes and things they saw during traveling based on the information given.
In the Carleton Archive, there is an interactive ArcGIS map of their travel route which could be a good model for what we plan. This map demonstrates the volume of the photo collection by location precision. The immersive storytelling page on the course website is also going to be pretty useful in terms of turning our 2D map into a 3D map.
We plan to use ArcGIS and StoryMaps to create an interactive presentation on the travels of Paul Clifford Domke and John R. Canton in China between the years 1936-1939. We will pick a few photographs from each province to investigate the purpose and timeline of their travels as representatives of Carleton. We will first clean and organize the data into Google Sheets, and then plot the points onto the digital map. By using ArcGIS, we will lead the viewer specially and temporally through the provinces as if they were taking the journey themselves. By using StoryMaps, we will explain the location and their significance, tying back each individual photo to the larger timeline. These tools will also allow the viewer to see certain locations as digital 3D models in order to get a visual comparison between the older photographs and the current digitized view.
- Find out if we can download the metadata of each picture
- Do a general EDA on the metadata
- Determine the outline of the map (important locations they visited)
- Determine which photographies to include in the project
- Sort the pictures by timeline in google sheet
- Map the pictures according to its location in ArcGIS
- Construct the map
- Customize the map that we want to present
- Turn the 2D information into 3D maps in StoryMaps
- Continue to construct the map
- Finish up any loose ends and implement feedback
Team Members: We decided to work collaboratively and meet up frequently throughout the project, meaning that we will distribute the work during each session as necessary. This also means that we can ask each other questions and decide how we want to present the information more easily.
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