Spatial Humanities: The “ability to integrate information from a common location, regardless of format, and to visualize the results in combinations of transparent layers on a map of the geography shared by the data” The Spatial Humanities, David J. Bodenhamer, John Corrigan, and Trevor M. Harris
The Spatial Humanities Kit is a durable media production toolset designed to fit in a backpack. The kit’s gear, as well as the maps one can produce with the kit, can be created anywhere, and with any variation of its contents. The kit is intentionally designed for individuals who want to learn and play with concepts, technologies, and methods applicable to the spatial humanities. The zine you are about to read features four possible configurations of the kit’s gear, but the kit is not limited to these. Gear configurations include a vlogging/interview assemblage, B-roll assemblage, 360 assemblage, and a locative assemblage. The zine also includes a brief primer on GeoJson, allowing users to showcase their work on a deployable map.
The kit includes the following items, all of which is adaptable and open to multiple configurations: an introduction to GeoJson with code also applicable for Mapbox, Open Street Map, and ArcGIS, an Insta 360 Camera, Snapchat Spectacles, two Garmin ETreX 20x GPS devices with pre-installed maps, a Samsung 360 Camera, a chicken foot tripod, Samsung Gear Oculus HMD, user cell phone cameras, a Skyroam Global Hotspot, a GoPuck Qualcomm Charge 3.0, and a GoPro Session.