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Workshop at New York Public Library, Feb 25th: Working digitally with historical maps

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Humphrey Southall <[log in to unmask]>

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This one day workshop includes the launch of the new JISC-funded Old Maps
Online
web site. It forms part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of
American Geographers, but is being held away from the main conference
hotels, in the South Court Auditorium of the Schwarzman Building of the
New York Public Libraries -- the building in Bryant Park most people think
of as THE New York Public Library (see
http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/36/directions). Attendees are not
required to have conference badges, so if you happen to be near New York
on the 25th ...



          ======= WORKING DIGITALLY WITH HISTORICAL MAPS =======


(1) BUILDING RICH RESOURCES (10:00 am  11:40 am)

Max Edelson (Virginia): The "New Map of Empire" Project: Enhancing
Cartography
Scholarship with Dynamic Online Collections

Joseph Hurley (Georgia State): Visualizing Neighborhood Change: The
Georgia State University Library Digital Map Collection, "Planning
Atlanta: A New City in the Making,, 1950s - 1980s"

Michael Page (Emory): Modeling the History of the City using Library
Resources

Marcel A Fortin (Toronto) The Don Valley Historical Mapping Project

John Cloud (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration):
Starting
from Hassler's Primary Triangle: The survey of the coast in "New York
Bay and Harbor and the Environs" as the foundation for geo-spatial data
for North America

=====================================
(2) ENABLING ACCESS (12.40 - 2.20 pm)

Julie Sweetkind-Singer (Stanford): Digital Philanthropy: Increasing Access
through Donor Collaboration

Matt Knutzen (NYPL): Open Historical Map

Bonnie Burns (Harvard) OpenGeoportal: A Collaborative Geographic Search
Tool

Meredith Westington/Keith Bridge (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration): The Value of a Bounding Box: Moving Historical Charts
beyond the Image Browser

Gregory J Allord (US Geological Survey): USGS Historical Topographic Map
Collection: Converting and Integrating lithographic maps into The National
Map

=====================================================
(3) EXTRACTING AND DEFINING FEATURES (2.40 - 4.20 pm)

James Burt (US Geological Survey): Efficient Georeferencing of Small-scale
Scanned Map Images

Richard Marciano (North Carolina): Connecting People, Past, and Place:
exploring semi-automated extraction of text and polygons from common
historic sources

Andrea White (University of New Orleans) Creating an Archaeological
Sensitivity Model for New Orleans using Historic Maps and Historical GIS

Anne Leonard (New York City College of Technology) Using old maps and new
methods to discover the early chemical and petroleum industries of Newtown
Creek

Stuart Macdonald (University of Edinburgh) Addressing History -
Crowdsourcing the Past


=======================================
(4) DIGITAL GAZETTEERS (4.40 - 5.40 pm)

Merrick Berman (Harvard) Historical Gazetteer Development and Integration:
CHGIS, Regnum Francorum, and GeoNames

Raj Singh (Open Geospatial Consortium) Establishing a Global Data Sharing
Framework for Place Names

Ashley Holt (National Geospatial intelligence Agency) Gazetteer
representation of place name usage

===============================================================
(5) KEYNOTE: FINDING AND REFERENCING OLD MAPS ONLINE (6 - 7 pm)

This joint presentation will demonstrate and launch a new global search
portal for digitised historical maps: Old Maps Online

Presenters:
 David Rumsey (Cartography Associates)
 Humphrey Southall (Univ of Portsmouth - Great Britain Historical GIS)
 Petr Pridal (Klokan Technologies)

Note that the  New York Public Library building closes at 6pm. Those
wishing
 to attend this session must arrive by 5:45pm to be admitted to the
building. The keynote is followed by a reception for the speakers at the
 workshop and other invited guests.

========================================
Session Organizers:
 Humphrey Southall (GB Historical GIS, University of Portsmouth)
 Matt Knutzen (New York Public Library)
 Lex Berman (Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University)

Sponsors:
 New York Public Library
 Cartography Associates
 Old Maps Online






Dr Humphrey Southall
Reader in Geography/Director, GB Historical GIS,
Dept of Geography, University of Portsmouth,
Buckingham Building, Lion Terrace,
Portsmouth PO1 3HE, UK

GBHGIS Office: 023 9284 2500
Direct line: 023 9284 2497
About us: www.port.ac.uk/research/gbhgis
About Britain: www.visionofbritain.org.uk

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