Citizen Cartography at the New York Public Library

A session at World IA Day NYC 2014

  • Mishka Vance

Saturday 15th February, 2014

3:30pm to 4:00pm (EST)

Mishka will describe the New York Public Library Map Warper tool and the Citizen Cartography workshops currently offered at the Library using the tool. The Map Warper, available at maps.nypl.org, enables librarians and the general public to add valuable geographic context to old maps by overlaying digital images of historical maps onto a contemporary digital map through a process called georectification, or "warping" maps. They can also "trace" or digitize important features from historical maps and atlases to create new public data sets of geographic information.

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Mishka Vance

Library Technical Assistant IV, New York Public Library Map Division

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Time 3:30pm4:00pm EST

Date Sat 15th February 2014


Studio, New York Open Center

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