Plans for Hurt Park and The Homeless Article

My plans for the Built Environment Analysis is to include multiple pages or posts connected to a main menu that will introduce sub headers including the Introduction, Background, The Built Environment Itself, General Consensus, Conclusion. Below is a small sketch of what I intend the menu page to look like with images that either I have taken or have creative commons right to use. I plan to have all images hyperlinked as well leading to the posts themselves another thing that may be slightly different is the number of columns for different posts I will create.

Main Menu Concept Page Sketch drawn and taken by Arnas Ribaciauskas

I will strive to have my main opening image to draw an emotional draw or add attention to the topic at hand. my topic deal with the homeless problem in a bit of a serious tone and issues that fixed furniture throughout parks attracts the homeless population. I have personally taken some photos and videos of the location itself and have permission from the people who are in the photos as well. Having said this I have yet to find all their placements and still don’t know exactly what my header image is but will show something that has a sense of pity or emotional heartbreak to draw my readers in.


Finally I have yet to decide to have a lower menu to flip through the posts or just have a lower right hand and left hand corner hyperlink that sends you to the next page in a linear chronological fashion. I’m still considering many things.

Collaborative Annotated Bibliography for “Digital Atlanta: A collaborative approach to remapping Atlanta’s past”

Page, M., Hurley, H., Collins, B., Glover, J. B., Bryant, R., Clark, E., Davis, M., Gue, R., Melton, S. V. H., Miller, B., Pierce, M. L., Slemons, M., Varner, J., Wharton, R.(2015). Digital Atlanta: A collaborative approach to remapping Atlanta’s past. 2015 Digital Heritage.


Authors Page, M.C, Hurley, J.H., Collins, B., Glover, J.B., Bryant, R., Clark, E., Davis, M., Gue, R., Van Horn Melton, S.,  Miller, B.,  Pierce, M.L., Slemons, M., Varner, J. and Wharton. R. argue that a successful, interdisciplinary collaboration is possible to yield advances in digital historiography. The article provides examples of technology that is used by students along with historical context to help bring about about an innovative approach of remapping Atlanta’s past. The main goal of the “Digital Atlanta” article is about Georgia State and Emory Universities combined efforts throughout digital projects to address Atlanta’s archaeological built environments and past achievements through digital databases such as; geo-databases, spatial history tools and digital map collections. The target audience of this article are those to work and inhabit the city of Atlanta. This is known from the consistent use of the pronoun, “we”. This implies that the authors are communicating as a whole/community. City planners, historiographers, archaeologists, urban geographers, people in CIS professions, and students who study government, geology/geography, history, information systems, or modeling may find this work useful because this article collaborates varied and specific skills from numerous professions on the history of Atlanta along with the process of a digital remapping of the city. This cross section of skills provides reference for students and professionals as to how their abilities continue to contribute to a greater understanding of history and science.

Useful Quotations

Key to these projects is public engagement and inclusion to create a reciprocal system to better understanding where we have been, where we stand, and where we are going as citizens of Atlanta” (sec. VI).

“The Atlanta 3D Explorer production is a collaboration with nVis360, MARBL, ECDS staff and students to create an interactive virtual city circa 1930 built off the 1928 map.” (sec. IV).

“Because these archaeological materials have accompanying contextual data, they can more easily be connected with other datasets, such as development maps and historical texts, to create a more holistic understanding of the various processes that impacted individuals and shaped the development of the city” (sec. III). ← Thomas and Avery

“…digital heritage projects could potentially synthesize their material and standardize or consolidate their digitization, mapping, and/or modeling efforts to tell the story of a city” (sec. VI). ← Thomas and Avery