Maps, Timelines, and the Internet:
The Quest for Peace in the Middle East
Resource Page of
Sandra L. Arlinghaus, Ph.D.

Link to the 2007 student site.
Link to Sandy's 2007 project:
Link to Sandy's 2005 project:

Syllabus, pdf format, Fall 2008.

Special Event:  Tour of the 3D Lab, Wednesday, October 1, 1p.m.  Meet outside the 3D Lab in the Central Collaboration Area on the first floor of the Duderstadt Center.  See map below for floorplan.

Office Hours:

Locations (beyond the usual meeting place on the third floor of the Duderstadt Center--Windows I Training Room):

Helpful (hopefully!) comments
One way to transfer file from a local computer to the UM is to use "M-file,"
Follow the simple instructions online.  This method is easy and works well over the internet.  It is not the best for transferring a large number of files.
  • If you look in your Public | html folder and find there is a file called index.html there, rename that file to indexold.html or some such.  Any file that YOU then choose to call index.html is the one that will show up automatically when you type in: (substitute your own uniqname for the word "uniqname").
  • When you upload your webpage also make sure to upload any images you wish to appear on your webpage.  After you go to "upload," navigate to where you have your files for your webpage stored.
  • If you do the above things and still the image does not upload, go back and edit your page again in Seamonkey.  Go to Insert | Image .  Then, suppose the name of your image is Sunset.jpg.  Insert the name (substitute your uniqname for that word in the path).  Then, go to File | Save As and then go to M-file and upload the file you just saved to your Public | html folder.
Link to catalogues:
Windows Universal Commands:
  • Ctrl + c = copy
  • Ctrl + v = paste
These commands are very helpful for copying and pasting links.  Highlight the url, hit Ctrl + c and then you capture the url with no errors.  Paste it where you would like on your webpage, or keep a little file in Notepad.

When inserting the graphic for a timeline, put it in a table.  Go to Insert | Table in Seamonkey.  Choose 2 columns and 1 row.  Then you can put the graphic for the timeline in the left column and type text in the right column.  There are ways to adjust the column size within the software window that comes up in association with the table.  A simple workaround is simply to fill a row with text in the right side of the table and then color the text the same color as the background of the table.
Opening .kml files in Google Earth:

Download the .kml file to where you want to save it.  Open it in Google Earth:  in GE, go to File | Open and navigate to where you saved the .kml file and open it.

GEOMAT components Checklist:
For the full power of a GEOMAT case study to be realized, two sets of intersecting components need to be included.  First is a set of broad categories of substantive data that form an ecological whole:
  1. climatic and weather systems including the water cycle
  2. terrain and topographic formation
  3. changing natural resources distribution and utilization such as movements of plants and animals both domesticated and wild
  4. population settlements and movements such as urbanization and migration
  5. family establishment and reproduction
  6. political institutions' operation
  7. social institutions' operation
  8. economic instutions' operation including land use systems' operation.
These eight systems interact simulatneously at any place on the earth's surface.  Human individuals and groups are embedded in these systems and act through them.  Analyzing how these systems interact to produce a particular event enables us to identify the essential actors, human or otherwise, which have produced the event.

Second is a set of format categories:
  1. Maps which show the features of the areas where significant events took place.
  2. Calendrical timelines showing the sequence of different kinds of events at appropriate scales.
  3. Identification of specific events, especially landmark events which irrevocably changed the situation being chronicled by the case study.
  4. Biographies, accounts, and images of human actors--corporate group agents contributing to the sequence of events.
  5. Reports about and images of other actors such as plants, animals, landscape features, terrain, mineral deposits, productive land use, weather and climate.
  6. Arrays of archival documents, records of messages exchanged, oral history accounts and contemporary images.
  7. Accounts of, documents and images from contemporary settlements such as cities, towns, villages, resorts.
  8. Documents and images from archeological sites and records of past settlements.
Links to some related materials:
Adobe PhotoShop--use for making animated maps, as well.
[Adobe ImageReady]--no longer supported, but you may have it.
Dreamweaver:  to insert a picture on your webpage, go to Insert|Image; to insert a link, type in the full url in the link box after highlighting text.
Download a free editor to create your own webpage and to create Java Applets:  SeaMonkey Composer. -- interesting possibilities...

Create an animated map: open a layered psd file in Photoshop CS3 Extended; go to Window|Animation--then add  new frames and click layers off and on as desired; set timing between successive frames.  File|Save for Web and Devices, choose .gif.
Create an interactive map in Google Earth
Create a webpage: use SeaMonkey or other wysiwyg software, or Dreamweaver (supported by UM)
Link to timelines (use these or create your own).

Wars of the Roses
Suleyman:  Military Campaigns
Link to general shell containing the above.

Material from 3 co-authors:
Association of American Geographers Presentation
Lewis and Clark:  The Gates of the Rocky Mountains.
Published in Solstice

Technical Material:
Mounting afs Drive (H:)
Location of DreamWeaver in the Duderstadt Center Classroom:  Start | Multimedia Applications | Adobe Web Standard CS3 | Adobe DreamWeaver CS3

Links from Longstreth: 
from Director of the Map Library, Karl Lonstreth
Selective Bibliography on Maps and Visual Representations.
The Map Library is located on the eighth floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.  Hours are 10-5 Monday-Friday and 1-4 Sunday.

Contributed links:  From Andrew Turner, student Fall 2007.

Here are some additional links you may find useful:

MetaCarta Labs Online Map Rectifier:

 Especially Exhibit:

Interesting use of time history:
Particularly the outflux of residents from Detroit:

Darfur Layers in GoogleEarth - part of the BrightEarth Project: