Maps

Senior Thesis

Yesterday I handed in my senior thesis, a project I have been working on for over a year. Suffice it so say, turning it in feels like one of the biggest accomplishments of my life thus far. I would like to once again thank my thesis advisor, Dr. Molly B. Read more…

By Laura, ago
Maps

The Confederate Streets of South Carolina

After watching Jon Stewart’s on-point and poignant words regarding the tragic shooting at the AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, (watch it here before you continue reading!) I was curious about his statement that “the roads [in South Carolina] are named for Confederate generals.” I wanted to see the prevalence Read more…

By Laura, ago
Maps

Post Roads 1839

Before I begin: PLEASE NOTE: I am also looking for paid summer internships that have  a map making component. I can send my resume and anything else if you are interested. Tweet, email, you know the drill… Hi Everyone, It has been a while. Not only did I complete my first semester Read more…

By Laura, ago
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Updated Casino Map

Almost every Friday since September, Laurie Allen, a Digital Librarian at Haverford College has worked with me to improve my interactive mapping skills. I have been inspired to learn JavaScript, leaflet, some html, some css, some mapbox, some cartodb, and am now working on perfecting my d3 skills. For my Read more…

By Laura, ago
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Got Pesticides?

This is a project that I completed for my final in my first GIS course. I talked to Dr. Steve Brown at the University of Georgia extension service and found that it may have been better to use data on cropland rather than total agricultural land. (Agricultural land in the Read more…

By Laura, ago
Maps

Casino Map

This is a map I created of Alaskan Native and American Indian Casinos in the United States. I retrieved the data from the National Indian Gaming Commission. Here’s the list. Click here for the full map Casino Map by Laura Newman Eckstein is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Read more…

By Laura, ago
Maps

Post Road Data

The Post Road data was created during my time as a Tri-college digital humanities intern with the Viral Texts Project at Northeastern University. I used two maps  from the Library of Congress, both created by the official topographer to the Post Office Department, Henry A. Burr. Burr was the first Read more…

By Laura, ago