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Place-based research recap, and readings for Monday 3/6

Today we learned about zoning in New York City and explored the zoning resolution text and maps.  Review selected pages from the zoning handbook that explain districts and define terms and use groups. We also explored OASISNYC.net, a portal for map-based research on New York’s land use, buildings, infrastructure, community data, and much more.

For Monday, please read through the following two websites:

Digital Archives Materials
What are archives and how do they differ from libraries?

Don’t forget! Site report #2 is due by 5 pm this Friday, March 3. Download and save a copy of the site report template, give it a new filename, complete the report, and upload as a reduced file size PDF. See instructions from a previous post.

Preparing for Wednesday, March 1

Site report #2 is due, posted to the OpenLab, on Friday, March 3 by 5pm. Make a copy of the site report template, complete the document with your own text and images, save as a reduced size PDF, and upload to the OpenLab course site, as you did with site report #1.

This site report includes a map. You can edit the map by opening it as a drawing in google, then use the line and shape tools and word art or text boxes to edit and annotate the map (help here). Use Snagit or your favorite image editing software if you prefer. It is fine to print out the map, draw and annotate it, and then scan and paste it into your report.

On Wednesday, we’ll discuss how to use the internet for place-based research, including real estate and buildings research. Please review the guide to primary, secondary, tertiary sources and also take a look at the place-based research guide.

Preparing site report #1 for next Monday, and short readings for Wednesday 2/15

In class today we recorded our thoughts about the site visit in this document and learned about urban renewal through a variety of case studies.

Your first site report is due, posted to the OpenLab site, on Monday, February 13. Here are the steps to open, complete, save, and upload your site report:

  1. Open the Google doc from this link
  2. save a copy with a new filename
  3. add your content (text and images)
  4. Save your site report as a Reduced Size PDF
  5. Post your site report to the OpenLab course site
    1. Once you are logged into the OpenLab, add a new post from the Dashboard or click the + sign > Post from the top menu
    2. title your post
    3. Add Media > Upload Files > Select your PDF > Insert into Post
    4. Be sure to click Publish on the right side of the screen

On Wednesday, February 15, we meet in A543 as usual. Please review the following websites:

Architectural Technology Subject Guide
How Search Works
Evaluating Internet Sources