MOSAIC NOLA:The Gentilly Project

Saturday, May 06, 2006

I like maps

Two lab assistants from the Geography department, Tina and Katie, stayed late yesterday with me to prepare maps of Gentilly for my trip to New Orleans tomorrow.

I've noticed the past couple weeks how important it is to show a physical map of Gentilly, when I introduce this project. It makes what we are doing in Gentilly more concrete, even though the maps are real images. The Gentilly maps we produced and printed is a virtual representation - showing icons and labels indicating streets, schools, churchs, and cemetaries - yet it provides a useful prop to discuss what we are doing.

We made several copies, and I plan to leave them behind for keepsakes of those that I plan to meet with on Monday. And I may bring one with me to Washington D.C. on Tuesday.


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