This past week I finished developing a site called Past
Shapes, Present Stories: A Critical Guide to Boston-Area Memorials for
a friend and colleague of mine at BC who has been teaching
the American Literary History III survey this semester. As a final project
assignment, Trevor had his students research local memorials and produce
critical readings of them, which has resulted in this online collection
of downloadable guides.
To design the site, I integrated a Flash mapping application called
Map Bureau (www.mapbureau.com) with
a a simple PHP/MySQL interface so that Trevor could help enter his students
project descriptions. This marks my first real foray into online mapping, and
now I’m anxious to begin exploring ways to geocode blog entries using some
of the location-based Drupal modules currently under development.