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Title: Mapping the Caribbean Presentation
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Publication Date: 2009
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Outline

D Historical Maps of the Caribbean
D Introduction to GIS


o GIS and


Use in understanding Cultures of the


Caribbean
o Web Mapping/Data Tools






Why Maps?

D Help us make sense of our world
D Spatial awareness
D Tools for communication






Indigenous Mapping


a Mapping was power


o Spatial representation NOT


on paper maps


o Indigenous people commissioned by Europeans




Whitehead, Neil L. "Indigenous Cartography in Lowland South America
and the Caribbean."The History of Cartography Volume 2, Book 3.
Ed. David Woodward and G. Malcolm Lewis. University of Chicago
Press 1998 pp. 301-326.






European Maps of the Caribbean

D Important to exploration and exploitation
D Sending back information










S"In some ways the most informative map we
have for an English Island in this Period"






Pulsipher, L., "Assessing the Usefulness of a Cartographic Curiosity:
The 1673 Map of a Sugar Island". Annals of the Association of
American Geographers, Vol. 77, No. 3, pp. 408-422.






Assessing Maps

o Look for
Author
Date of Publication
Editor, publisher
Standalone? Included in another publication?
Who is the intended audience?
What's the source? And is it authoritative
Where is North?
Where is this?
Scale
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What is GIS?


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Representation of Geospatial Data




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What can you do with GIS?


" Map
D Map
D Map
D Find
D Find
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Where Things Are
Quantities
Densities
What's Inside
What's Nearby
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The Caribbean Coastal Scenarios Project is a collaborative
research network of the Inter American Institute for Global
Change Research OAI) and a regional project of the
IGBP-IHDP Land-Oceans Interactions in the Coastal Zone
Program. It brings together scientists, resource managers,
and policy makers to identify and examine desirable
scenarios for future growth in the Greater Antilles,
balancing the needs of island populations and coastal
ecosystems.


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An International Initiative for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Caribbean Region


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Web Mapping Applications

D Refers to those online applications that permit
users to view or create maps on a web
platform, usually with limited or no GIS
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Web Mapping Tools

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An interactive world atlas with country statistics
related to sustainable development. Globalis aims
to create an understanding for similarities and
differences in human societies, as well as how we
influence life on the planet.





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