Visualizing the Korean Peninsula using ASTER DEM data

I am as much a skeptic of the digital humanities as I am a practitioner. In particular, I have a lot of reservations about applying advanced GIS methods on plain or spotty samples that are better served by manual plotting or choropleth maps. This is especially the case with data sets extracted from medieval and early modern sources.

Nonetheless, in my DH courses I need to expose students to all aspects of humanities computing, and that includes GIS. Continue reading