GEOnarrative and geographic assessment
Geospatial features that are found on the Earth’s surface are disconnected data unless they connect to or help to tell a story.
A GEOnarrative is simply a geospatial story that allows the user to interact with the data and visualizations in order to understand the assumptions and challenge or change the conclusions drawn. It is a mode of knowledge transfer, communication, and synthesis. A GEOnarative is told spatially, with minimum text, in a visual manner. It informs, persuades, and/or facilitates collaboration through interaction with geospatial information.
The GEO stands for geography, representing the discipline’s five fundamental themes–location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction-that are woven into its chapters. The narrative is the story being told via visual representation. Using a descriptive platform to tell the story of the human and physical dimensions of an issue, such as counterterrorism, the GEOnarrative offers an interactive exploration of spatial-temporal components and invites user involvement.
GEOnarratives and Problem-Definition/Problem-Solving (working with knowns and unknowns) — VTT works with GEOnarratives to better inform a wide variety of business and customers.
Refer to: Geospatial Projects
Current and planned GEOnarrative work:
Expanding Education Opportunities
- Mount Vernon Estate (DC area)
- Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)
- Farmers Museum (Cooperstown, NY)
- Big Branch Marsh National Wildlife Refuge (Lacombe, LA)
Water in the context of Security and Stability (Military and Civilian aspects)
Food, Water, Energy, Social Justice
- Foods and Markets: Clients-Vendor Screening for stores, Food Information for Customers, food store employee training
- Community Collaboration
- Community Supported Agriculture