But then the fun begins. The maps need to be populated by .csv files that will act as tabs in the maps. I was thinking about using four tabs: organizations, government, churches, and businesses. Each file then needs a number (the number that will show up on the map), the title of the building, the address, a description and so on. I have it set up on my laptop so I can work on the files and test things out before I upload it to the live website. I also will download their Story Telling Swipe template. It will be a great way to show how Redwood City changed over time.
These map templates will also make great assignments for my classes, especially when I teach a course on Digital History. But I can also see using them in my other classes and for my own research. It would be interesting to map out some archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. Part of the material that can be included in the maps are websites, so that will be even better. The Guilliard Collection will certainly come in handy for all of these particular maps.