University of Oklahoma | Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability
Interactive exploration of the Grand Canyon over the course of human influence on the landscape by using before and after photographs of certain locations. Put together by Jon Waterman, who navigated his kayak from the Continental Divide to the Colorado River delta in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez to raise awareness about its need to be protected from development.
This site offers several interactive maps to show how populations in the United States have changed over time, specifically through immigration, migration, and development.
An Emory University project that gives specific locations within Atlanta historical significance in terms of the Civil War Battle of Atlanta. An interactive map depicts these locations, which are accompanied by text explaining the events that took place there and how they influenced the battle.
This interactive map from Stanford explores the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta as it has changed over time with human influence. Historical data and observations are tied into the map, providing a panoramic historical picture of the delta and its ecological importance, as well as current threats to its longevity.
A UC Davis Watershed Sciences project lets you hike this breathtaking alpine meadow without any travel required. Panoramic views and real sounds let you immerse yourself in the 3 mile long trail along the winding Tuolumne River. This experience provides a great tool for both an immersive learning experience and also a relaxing way to pass the time.
A project out of Bard College in New York blends the preservation of William S. Teator's historical home and collections with modern day digital archiving in order to highlight the importance of preserving local history.
This series of photos by Peter Funch seeks to highlight how the landscape of Mt. Baker and the surrounding area has changed over the years. The juxtaposition of the images - processed with a psychedelic twist - next to decades old photographs creates an artistic comparison between past and present.
With demand for groundwater higher than ever in the U.S., many aquifers are depleting at alarming rates. This publication from the Desert Sun takes users through the geography of the US and where the threat of total depletion is greatest, expanding on certain areas through local anecdotes and interviews.
This New York Times article revisits one of history's most iconic trade routes connecting China and Europe in a modern world, now traversed by train instead of camel. A map and photos accompany the text as you scroll down the page.
This website out of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford dives into the complex nature of the Rural West and the vast amount of profitable energy resources found within its landscapes.
Explore the History and Geography of the Pike's Peak Region - Explore the history of the Pike's Peak region using this interactive website. Different maps are sorted in alphabetical order, where you can then explore specific topics relevant to the history of this region. Several locations are noted, accompanied with different materials such as newspaper clippings, photographs, and artifacts.
Interactive panoramic photo by Time Magazine from atop the One WTC, accompanied by the story of how the building came to be and its symbolic role as the highlight of the New York City skyline.
A digital economic history project examining the micro-history of one block of Greene Street, New York City from the 1600s to the present.
A Website that features some of the artist and art-practicing geographers who have had their work published in the GeoHumainites journal.