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Mapmaking for Language Documentation and Description

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Title:Mapmaking for Language Documentation and Description
Authors:Gawne, Lauren
Ring, Hiram
language documentation
Geographic information systems
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Date Issued:Jun 2016
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Gawne, Lauren & Hiram Ring. 2016. Mapmaking for Language Documentation and Description. Language Documentation & Conservation 10. 188-242.
Abstract:This paper introduces readers to mapmaking as part of language documentation. We discuss some of the benefits and ethical challenges in producing good maps, drawing on linguistic geography and GIS literature. We then describe current tools and practices that are useful when creating maps of linguistic data, particularly using locations of field sites to identify language areas/boundaries. We demonstrate a basic workflow that uses CartoDB, before demonstrating a more complex workflow involving Google Maps and TileMill. We also discuss presentation and archiving of mapping products. The majority of the tools identified and used are open source or free to use.
Pages/Duration:55 pages
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Appears in Collections: Volume 10 : Language Documentation & Conservation

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