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Thursday, May 18 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Points, Lines and Polygons of a Life: Using AGO for a Family History Project

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An ArcGIS Online Story Map can be an effective way to preserve, present, and explain the experiences of our dwindling cadres of World War Two veterans and to create structure, reveal patterns, and shed insights into family history. This presentation explains how the author used AGO to publish a Story Map related to his family history in general, as well as his father’s experiences for 2-1/2 years in WWII. Beginning with records and evidence 50 to 100 years old, the author was able to build a variety of frameworks, including chronology, geography, events, and people, to make sense of what he learned.

The author’s Story Map, The Flight of the Malfunction, is an example of displaying the structure of points, lines, and polygons that a life is lived within. This presentation will also address some of the limitations of AGO for this type of a project and provide suggestions for future improvement.

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Greg Babinski

Finance & Marketing Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is a geographer, educator, consultant, and manager who has worked in GIS for 26 years. With an educational grounding in cartography, Greg has been helping customers use effective and well-designed maps for his entire career. 

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 317

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