Interactive Maps

Mapping Movies deploys GIS mapping as an iterative process of research and learning rather than as an engine for producing finished maps. Because GIS is “good to think with” (Klenotic, 2011, p. 60), its mappings represent an active form of spatial thinking about historical questions and processes. To promote discovery and exploration of cinema’s spatial history, Mapping Movies began offering in 2013 an interactive Web GIS experience using the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA) developed by the University of New Hampshire. The server for ERMA/Mapping Movies went offline in July 2023, and work is underway to develop and relaunch the project’s online interactive maps using new, open source, cloud-based GIS resources. These maps will be released incrementally over the coming months, so check back periodically for new updates and new layers of information.