Welcome to "Emerson in Beijing"
This website is a form of digital storytelling based on geotagged photos, audio, video and text placed on a Google map of Beijing and surrounding areas.
To use the site simply zoom the map in and out with the "+" and "-"buttons on the left and click on the "e" icons to view photos, audio, video and text. You can also move the map around with the arrows in the upper left corner. You can even drag the map around with the mouse with a left click and drag maneuver.
When you first arrive at the "Home" screen all the photos, audio, video and text from all the Emerson College students and faculty will appear. You can filter down your selection in a few ways. You can pick an individual from the right scroll window and see only photos, audio, video and text from that person. You can always see "all" by selecting the word "all" at the top of the right scroll window.
You can filter photos, audio, video and text by date range at the bottom of the screen.
If photos, audio, video and text exist during the date range you selected the "e" icons should appear on the map.
Finally, you can filter by an item type. If you only want to see areas that have photos, de-select the check boxes in the upper right corner related to audio, text, and video. Sometimes an "e" icon will have more than one item behind it. Notice the border color around the "e" icons. The border color corresponds to the items that are available at that location. The item types (photos, audio, video and text) are color coded in the upper right of the screen. So items with a solid red border would be video only. Items with a red and purple border would contain video and photo and so on.
You can ENLARGE photos by clicking on the image in the white balloon or on the words "Click to enlarge". Give it a try it's very cool.
An easy way to zoom in on an item is to double-click just above the "e" icon on the map (not on the "e" as that would open it).
That's it. We hope you enjoy navigating around China and following the adventures of our Emerson College students and faculty.