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Tuesday, May 8 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
POSTER: Mapping Inequality Using ArcGIS Online

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AUTHORS: Sarah Hoskins, Wellesley College

ABSTRACT: This semester, I used ArcGIS Online to introduce students in a college sociology class to mapping and spatial visualization. I, a GIS Librarian, worked with a professor to create a month long mapping unit as part of the Social Inequality: Race, Class and Gender course. I introduced ArcGIS online with an in-class workshop in which we calculated the percentage of Boston's Black residents that live within a close walk to the T. For the sake of class time, I used ArcGIS Online?s ability to share material within a group to pre-load the relevant data. In a follow-up class, we used a historical mapping project on redlining as a springboard for brainstorming topics, followed by a discussion of sources of spatial data and metadata. Students worked in thematic groups over three weeks to investigate and spatially represent a systemic inequality, leading to a group presentation. The poster will cover the planning process that went into the assignment, the partnership between a GIS tech professional and a professor, why we chose ArcGIS Online and how the students reacted to it, and strategies for teaching with ArcGIS Online.

Tuesday May 8, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Laurel/McHugh Hall First Floor

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