Just the Two of Us

This is the story of GeoVelo, the Missouri Humanities Council, and both the state and national Trail of Tears Association’s collaboration on a variety of geospatial projects. The most significant of these projects has been the Trail of Tears mapping project. The dates used in this timeline are generally when GeoVelo was first informed of the particular subproject. Any errors belong to Chris Dunn and GeoVelo.

2020
October 26 2020

Witnesses and GIS

Witnesses and GIS
Dr. Ambrose, Rocky Miller, and Deloris Wood presented a program entitled “How Primary Sources or First-Hand Accounts and GIS Can be Used to Establish and Map a Trail: A Case Study of the Northern Route of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail” to the Partnership for the National Trails.  “Through this panel presentation you will learn how primary sources such as diaries, invoices, and land patents can be used to establish and then map a route for an historic trail.  And in tis example, GIS was used in reverse – starting with old state road surveys of high quality which made it possible to geo-reference the trail from those surveys.” – BA
2021
October 13 2021

Cannon Diaries

Cannon Diaries

GeoVelo begins work under a grant from MHC to the ToTA to begin mapping the Cannon diary route and sites. – CD

2022
February 2 2022

Steelville & the Groundhog

Steelville & the Groundhog

Dr. Ambrose will present a Trail of Tears National Historic Trail program to the Steelville Missouri Community Association at their Annual Groundhog Day Celebration.  New discoveries about the Trail of Tears in that area will be discussed along with acknowledgment of Erin Whitson’s Ph. D. project’s focus area, only in general terms.  The geo-referenced trail map across the regions contemporaneous plat map and contemporary plat map will highlight the presentation. – BA