Historical topics and information can be seen as some of the most interesting and fascinating things to some people, but to others, it’s dreadful to read and makes them want to fall asleep. A website is one of the many ways to present information to an audience, and probably one of the best ways because of everything you can do with it. Although websites are a great choice, sometimes it can be harder for the audience to make sense of what they are reading, especially if all they see are big blocks of text. Adding in other things such as charts, graphs, maps, and other interactive visual aids are a great way to make it a way more interesting and fun experience. Geographic elements that are interactive are so important because it shows people exactly what they should be looking for and a better sense of where a place might be, and a little bit more information on it.
The purpose of these geographic elements is to provide the audience with a visual representation of the topic they are learning or reading about. Thankfully today we are so technological and advanced that we have the abilities to make and include these element=ents when providing people with information. In the article, “Putting Harlem on The Map,” by Stephen Robertson, he talks about his quests where he was studying geospatial tools. Robertson points out that including geospatial tools and data allows the website users to understand and connect with the topic and events. He pointed this out by giving us direct examples that showed him using his very own geographic information system where he was able to find the history and connections between an event.
Overall, geographic elements can add a lot to a topic that relates to history. Not only do they make things more fun and interesting, but they are also informative and give people a deeper understanding of the topic they are looking at.