Empire on Railways

Empire on Railways: Great Britain, the U.S., and China
This class aims at learning about railways, modern empire building, and digital mapmaking at the same time. We trace how a national railway system came into being in three countries— Great Britain, the U.S., and China, and how these systems impacted the economic landscapes of Eurasian and American continents. Then we take one step further, using ArcGIS to translate our book knowledge into creative digital maps.