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    April 10, 2015

    The DSL’s 3d project was recently on 88.9 for their Virginia Currents series. You can listen to the interview here or read the transcript.

    September 23, 2014

    Justin just released a blog on all things spatial and GIS.

    September 19, 2014

    Justin attended the VAMLIS Conference where he presented a second-place finishing poster on Exploring Thematic Mapping Techniques – The US’s Foreign-Born Population Visualized Using the Value-by-Alpha Method.

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    1853 Richmond and its Slave Market

    In the mid-nineteenth century, tens of thousands of men, women, and children were bought and sold in Richmond’s slave market. This video provides a visual overview of the city in 1853, highlighting the auction houses and slave jails that were at that moment the nucleus of human trafficking in one of the most prominent hubs of the domestic slave trade.

    The Fall of Confederate Richmond

    On the morning of Sunday April 2, 1865 Confederate lines near Petersburg broke after a nine month seige. The retreat of the army left the Confederate capital of Richmond, 25 miles to the north, defenseless. This video provides a visual overview of some of the most significant events of the dramatic days that followed.

    Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

    Many of these beautiful maps are animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data— maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century.

    Travels Across the Plains

    This blog follows and maps Elizabeth Goltra journey along the Oregon Trail during the spring and summer of 1853.