Labs

Below are the links to the instructions for the labs that we completed in this course.

Are you interested in remixing the labs for new purposes? Great! Please email kmcdono2 at gmail.com to share your work.

Triangulation Lab

The purpose of this lab was to experiment with triangulation surveying techniques in the field to get a better idea of what it was actually like for mappers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Graphometer Lab

The purpose of this lab was to learn about the history and usage of a graphometer, a tool used to measure horizontal angles in the field.

Sextant Lab

The purpose of this lab was to learn how to use a sextant and find our latitude and longitude.

Programming Historian Lab

The purpose of this lab was to learn about digital mapping software such as QGIS, Google Maps and Google Earth.

Fieldpapers and OSM Lab

The purpose of this lab was to become comfortable using Fieldpapers and OpenStreetMap and to collaborate with Sustainable Bates to map waste receptacles on campus.

OpenStreetMap edits of Bates College campus for Fieldpapers/OSM lab.

Larger Map on OSM

Bins Diagram

Key to non-standard trash and recycling bins at Bates College to match notes in OSM tags for campus buildings. Prepared by students Megan Lubetkin and Porter Harrast.

Historypin Lab

The purpose of this lab was to learn how to use Historypin and try our hand at placing a photo from the Photogrammar database on the website.