27to produce maps that represent spatial changes between February 2006 and April 2007. Interview data and fieldnotes are integrated to enrich these maps, called grounded visualization by Knigge and Cope (2006). This method is designed to uncover patterns of correspondence and disconnection between the experiences of basket makers and the widespread impacts of development on basket stands. The mixed methods approach described above links ethnographic and geographic data to explore the relationship between land-use and livelihoods. Interviews with individuals intimately involved in the basket making process, many of them since childhood, provide valuable insights into the culture and ecology of basket making through their personal stories and perspectives. The GPS stand survey provides independent qualitative and quantitative data on the current distribution of roadside stands and the changes occurring over the past year. Through the process of grounded visualization interviews and GPS surveys are compared through GIS analysis, revealing patterns of change otherwise hidden by singular analysis. By exploring predominant themes in these data sets, I bring the current state of sweetgrass basket making into better focus. Results begin with an overview of the demographic makeup of interview respondents then move through the process of basket making, exploring findings related to collecting plant materials, sewing baskets, and selling baskets.
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