Project: Environmental & Social Change in the Western Arctic
Faculty: Andrew Stuhl
DP&S Liaison: Janine Glathar
Date: Fall 2017
Prof. Stuhl is interested in the emergence of fur trading in Alaska – specifically how that fits into the larger context of environmental and social change in the Western Arctic. DP&S worked with Prof. Stuhl to create a timeline animation in ArcGIS Online showing the locations and changing work interests of roughly 20 individuals engaged in whaling, prospecting, and fur trading in Alaska from 1885-1935. Prof. Stuhl used the animation in a conference presentation and is considering future applications of mapping and spatial analysis for this line of research.