By Caroline Henderson
Locus Project is a study of the sense of home within the military community. On average, military service member and their families move every 3 years. This is not to say that they don’t feel that they have a home. An individual’s sense of home is developed not only by the location in which they live, but also their relationships, rituals, constraints, and memories. Location data associated with information under these categories culminates in an interactive map that explores the interrelated assignments and experiences of individuals, as well as the similarities and di erences among di erent people’s stories.
Locus Project is a web-based platform that allows visitors to explore this map, a snapshot of the global footprint of our military community. The option is available to narrow in and view an analysis of an individual participant’s sense of home, through heat maps and network graphs.