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