Georgia Coast Atlas

Authors: Michael Page*, Emory University, Anthony Martin, Emory University, Steve Bransford, Emory University, Anandi Knuppel, Emory University
Topics: Coastal and Marine, Geography Education, Cyberinfrastructure
Keywords: Georgia, WebGIS, Atlases, Education, UAS, Cyberinfrastructure
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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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.

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