“The Georgia Coast Atlas Project”
Dr. Michael Page, Geospatial Sciences and Technology, Emory University
March 14th 4pm
Herty Building Room 2112, Statesboro Campus
The Georgia Coast Atlas is a joint project Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and the Emory Department of Environmental Sciences. The Atlas team hopes to redefine the concept of a traditional atlas by using digital resources, methods, and online platforms to explore the ecological and geographic dimensions of the Georgia coast. The Atlas seeks to combine digital media including UAS (drone) footage and mapping, virtual reality, and video with scholarly content to produce a website that will be of great value to educators, conservationists, coastal scientists and resource managers, scholars, students, and the public. The goal of this public scholarship project is to create a comprehensive online venue for content on the entire hundred-mile Georgia coastline for these multiple audiences. We anticipate that the Atlas will connect its users to information relevant to coastal management policies on the federal, state, and local level. For example, our project, with its digital map content showing historical change of shorelines, as well as interactions between natural and human histories on the Georgia coast, relates to a better understanding of the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (1982) and similar governance initiatives.
Last updated: 2/13/2020