By Charles B. Travis
Preface: summary machine
Part 1: GIS and the electronic humanities
From Lascaux to the ocean of Tranquility
What is a GIS?
GIS and the electronic humanities
2. towards the spatial turn
A short historical past of Western geographical thought
GIS and the distance of conjecture
3. Writing time and area with GIS: The conquest and mapping of seventeenth-century eire
Period, position, and GIS
Geovisualizing Irish history
Rebellion and conquest in 3D
Surveying the Cromwellian Settlement
William Petty and the Down Survey
From the ballybetagh to the barony
The Books of Survey and Distribution
Database mapping the Books
Visualizing the webs of history
Part 2: Writers, texts, and mapping
4. GIS and the poetic eye
Creating a electronic dinnseanchas
Plotting the poetic eye
5. Modeling and visualizing in GIS: The topological impacts of Homer’s Odyssey and Dante’s Inferno on James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922)
Homer and Dante’s topologies
The topologies of Ulysses
Middle of Hell (City of Dis)
Visualizing a “new Inferno in complete sail”
6. Psychogeographical GIS: making a “kaleidoscope outfitted with consciousness,”
Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
The novel as city GIS
Spatializing At Swim-Two-Birds
Psychogeographical mapping with GIS
7. Geovisualizing Beckett
Samuel Beckett’s GIStimeline
Beckett’s bottled climates
Bricolage and biography
Part three. towards a humanities GIS
8. The terrae incognitae of humanities GIS
The misplaced mapmaker
The map theater
The geographer’s technology and the storyteller’s paintings
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5 million-sterling deficit due to back pay owed to over 34,000 soldiers, enacted legislation to provide them with land in lieu of money. Over 7,000 veterans of the New Model Army eventually settled on confiscated land in what is called the Cromwellian Settlement. As a consequence, the English transferred substantial acreage from rebellious Catholic owners to largely Protestant aristocrats, investors, and soldiers. 4 ArcScene topography of Cromwell’s campaign in 1649–50. By the author. 17 J. S. Wheeler summarizes that this mass redistribution of land profoundly shaped the course of the island’s history and demographics of its religious-political geography for centuries to come: The land settlement that grew out of the war also transformed Ireland and remains one of the defining memories of modern Irish consciousness .
43 Last, Trevor Harris has created a visualization-gaming platform called The Cave, which immerses users in GIS-rendered landscapes, such as nineteenth-century Morgantown, West Virginia, to facilitate a phenomenological experience of a different environment, period, and place. Similar to the holodeck from Star Trek, this experiential form of GIS projects 3D models of townscapes and terrains—sourced from cartographical, archival, scientific, census, and literary data—on the walls, floor, and ceiling of an enclosed space.
14 The visualization of the rebellion’s events developed in the following manner: 1. 1). 2. I then created eight polygon shapefile layers in ArcCatalog and edited them in ArcMap to visualize the eight stages of the 1641 Rebellion as it spread across Ireland. 3. After importing the data into ArcScene, I extruded the polygon layers in descending height over the rasterized map image. 2). 15 The TIN, composed of nodes and lines with 3D coordinates (x, y, and z), was processed using a GIS function to create the digital data structure of the island’s elevation, which was then imported into ArcScene.
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