ATLmaps is an investigative device designed for stakeholders and researchers who have developmental questions about the metropolitan Atlanta area. The project is a creative platform that draws on the collective endeavors of Georgia State University and Emory University. ATLmaps is a pilot effort to demonstrate the viability of a system taking data drawn from archival maps and combined with user contributed metadata, into an instrument capable of representing stories across time through geo-spatial data visualization. This project is supported by an interdisciplinary team which is dedicated to crafting ATLmaps into a tool for cross-analysis.

Users are able to sort through stacks of layered data, mapped over the city of Atlanta, while they investigate their own lines of inquiry. At the heart of this project is the desire to reimagine storytelling through the geo-spatial representation of qualitative data. This platform will encourage uniquely qualified members of the Atlanta community to contribute and curate data within the site, with the intention of establishing ATLMaps as an interdisciplinary tool for the exploration of the unique characteristics of Atlanta.

"Users are able to sort through stacks of layered data, mapped over the city of Atlanta, while they investigate their own lines of inquiry."

PROJECT Team


Jennifer Ly

Computer Science

Adnan Rasool

Political Science

George Greenidge

Sociology

John Horhn

History

Frances Noon

History

Steven Shields

Religious Studies

Josh Krivanek

Middle Level Education

Chanan Myers

Printmaking

Blake Davis

Actuarial Science

Claudio Velasquez

Political Science

Alexis Winfrey

Graphics Design

PROJECT Management


Brennan Collins

Program Co-Director

Ashley Cheyemi McNeil

Multi-Ethnic Literature