The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has been working with the Washington College GIS lab in order to prepare for the initial launch of the museum’s new exhibit, Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake. We have a number of student employees who have been working on this project including: junior Katherine Wares, sophomore Olivia Hughes, and seniors Caitlyn Riehl, Luis Machado, and Tyler Brice. All of these students have been assigned to different roles in order to construct a 3D flyover video for the exhibit. This flyover video will be used in the Navigating Freedom exhibit to show how area looked in 1812. Robert Forloney, Director of the Breene M. Kerr Center for Chesapeake Studies of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, shared some information about what the new exhibit will showcase, the process through which it developed, and the role that WC GIS played in the process.
Katherine is a junior from Frederick, Maryland. She is an Environmental Studies major, treasurer of Psychology club, on the club field hockey team, and a member of the Student Environmental Alliance. This is her third year working for the GIS lab.