Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A14. Storytelling with Google Maps

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many for maps? For centuries, the maps in our books have been static, two-dimensional representations of locations and events. Today, eBooks can integrate digital maps into our stories, enabling the reader to “enter the map” from different perspectives, including satellite imagery, tours, and street views. In this seminar, we will learn to add digital maps to stories by merging creative storytelling with professional software for making eBooks with interactive maps. The starting point will be a group review of and practice with the tools used to create a new eBook written by your professor about his grandfather who fought in WWI. What is your story? (No experience required.)

Mark D. LeBlancMark D. LeBlanc
Professor of Computer Science