Exploring the Ecological History of Winona, Minnesota: A StoryMap

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Exploring the Ecological History of Winona, Minnesota: A StoryMap

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Description

The Winona County Historical Society (WCHS), Winona State University (WSU) and Geospatial Services (GSS) from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMUMN) have formed a partnership to produce shared resources that can be used to educate the Winona community about the local ecological history of the area. A notebook from the late 19th century containing a transcription of the original land surveyor's notes was found in the WCHS archive. The surveyor's field notes provide a record of the Winona area as it appeared during this time period, including landmarks, vegetation and other natural resources.

The goal of this project was to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) to digitally compile and map the landscape observations contained in the historical land survey and develop methods to effectively share this information with the local community. This StoryMap was produced as part of this effort and reviews the process used to create a historical land cover map of the Winona area using the land survey field notes. Scroll through the StoryMap to learn more and explore the ecological history of Winona, Minnesota.

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

Winona State University - Special Collections

City

Winona, Minnesota

Keywords

Ecological History, Survey, GIS, StoryMap

Department

Special Collections-Library

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geographic Information Sciences | Geography | Physical and Environmental Geography | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Notes

This metadata is a work in progress.

Rights Management

Requests to reproduce for educational purposes the items from the 1912 specimen book in this collection only are granted by the Winona State University’s Coordinator of the Special Collections. Please contact aquam@winona.edu for more information.

Unique Identifier

WSUECOHIST_2021

Exploring the Ecological History of Winona, Minnesota: A StoryMap
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