Rebecca’s research interests include historical GIS (HGIS) and geographic events or developments mapped over time to create animations. She has done some work comparing free online mapping tools and using coding libraries (such as Leaflet and D3.js) for creating interactive online maps. She is also working on extracting geographic locations from historical texts in order to facilitate information retrieval by researchers.
Projects and Partnerships:
The Battle of Vimy Ridge: known and estimated battalion locations on April 9, 1917. Ongoing geographic visualization project in collaboration with Trevor Ford, PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University.
Members of 41st Parliament, Second Session: Who Voted? Collaborative digital mapping project with Jennifer Whitney, Systems Librarian, Integration & Emerging Technologies at Carleton. Created for Open Data Ottawa, October 2015.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge: Front Line Animation: a geographically accurate, time-animated visualization of the movements of the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 1917. Individual student project completed during Advanced Diploma in GIS Technology (New Brunswick Community College 2012).