Faculty Advisor

Cocola, James

Center

WORC / Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

The Interactive Qualifying Project is the incorporation between the new techniques of digital humanities with the original methods of data collecting and organizing in order to present visual and informative presentations of the earliest years of American democracy. Using Microsoft Excel and Esri ArcGIS to organize and visualize information, our team is able to topographically display the North and South Carolina elections US House of Representatives and US census data for selected time period (from 1800 to 1820) alongside insightful demographical data player. Moreover, through the detailed historical analysis of our maps, our team demonstrates the immeasurable value of digital mapping as a flexible interpretive tool to be employed within the studies of history with expansive scope.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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