North Dakota Digital Atlas

A map-enhanced informational resource created entirely by UND students and faculty. 

The North Dakota Digital Atlas is an interactive, interdisciplinary website created entirely by UND students and faculty. This map-enhanced informational resource will benefit students within the UND community, and act as a powerful tool for both private and public educators, policy makers and state citizens alike.

About The Project

The purpose of the North Dakota Digital Atlas is to engage an interdisciplinary group of students and faculty in experiential and collaborative learning to map demographic, economic, physical, biological, and social changes across the state of North Dakota, interpreting such changes and disseminating findings in a digital format within the atlas.

Students work with faculty mentors on a project that fits within their major, as well as the instructors of a 400-level interdisciplinary seminar.

When map production is required “Atlas” students collaborate with their peers enrolled in GEOG 471/L: Cartography & Visualization. Students majoring in Communication have served as Atlas designers, editors, photographers, and videographers.

Since its beginning, students and faculty involved have represented the departments of American Indian Studies; Anthropology; Art & Design; Biology; Communication; Computer Science; Criminal Justice; Geography & GIS; Education, Health & Behavior Studies; History; Integrated Studies; and Philosophy & Religious Studies.

The project is supported by Alumni Donations to the College of Arts & Sciences.