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Scalar: Advanced Topics: Visualizing Space and Time

This is a short guide to Scalar's advanced features

Introduction

With Scalar, there are several ways to provide additional navigation and visualization to situate your arguments, particularly around the geographic context or changes across time. If you are interested in organizing media items by location or time, Scalar’s built-in map and timeline widgets will create interactive maps and timelines. If you want to create interactive maps or timelines that include both prose and media items, embedding third-party content like an Esri Story Map or TimelineJS will allow you to annotate and contextualize your items. Please note that most digital mapping tools as well as Scalar’s map widgets require users to provide geographic information in decimal degrees. The section titled “Scalar Map Widget and Google Map Layout” in this guide contains information on how to obtain coordinates of a particular location in decimal degrees. If you’d like to convert coordinates using N, E, S, and W into the decimal notation, use Coordinate Converter developed by the University of Minnesota.

Visualizing Space and Time Contains the Following Three Sub-pages

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