Week 4.1 Digital Mapping

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Digital mapping is a great way to show the progression of events in history as they can provide more detail than static maps. For example, above is a map that Jarrett and I worked on last week showing the extent of the travelling Elizabeth Murray did throughout her lifetime. The map may become too crowded when trying to include all of the information featured on a static map, especially in the case in the Boston area. However with digital maps viewers are able to look at all of Murray’s journeys at a glace as well as zoom in to view areas in greater detail. Unfortunately, digital maps only last as long as the server it is saved on supports the site. The audience of interactive maps may also be limited by their internet access or their computer’s operating system.

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