This week we explored Visualization, Maps, and Data in our Digital Humanities course. The program I decided to check out was Storymap.js which is a digital tool that allows us to intertwine data and information into a map. This makes it easy to follow the storyline across the map and visualize where it takes place. I decided to make my storymap.js on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. I thought that this would be interesting so that I could visualize where the wonders were and understand them better.
At first I had trouble figuring out how to use the website but once I tried a few different things and clicked on random stuff to see how it works it became easy to use. It reminded me a lot of Prezi, which I’ve used a lot in the past, so once I figured out where everything was it was fun and creativity boosting. I feel like there weren’t many limitations aside from not being able to insert more than one picture on a slide. However I can definitely see this software being useful for projects in the future, especially those with geographical data points and literary studies. Overall after toying around with the program and creating my storymap.js, I definitely do understand the Wonders better and have learnt quite a bit about each of them.
Here is the link to my storymap so you can go check out what I made! Enjoy:)