Talk Session Proposal: Navigating the Maze of GIS Options

Digital mapping is a mainstay of the Digital Humanities. It is used in the classroom and in research, by beginners and advanced scholars alike. The ever-expanding range of GIS options has made all this more possible than ever—but the sheer number of existing and new applications can be overwhelming at times. With access to software and services varied by institution, and with the ever-present threat of new pay walls, it seems more important than ever to attempt to understand the broader landscape of GIS solutions.

I propose a session in which individuals with a variety of skill levels and experience with GIS can discuss what options have worked, what challenges have come up, etc., and ask questions of each other about new GIS technologies and approaches.