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Tuesday, October 10 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Geographic Data Collections Day - Presentations | Journée Collections de données géographiques – Présentations

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Islands of the World: Unique Cartographic Challenges & Updates in Large-scale Map Availability | Les îles du monde : défis cartographiques uniques et évolutions dans la disponibilité des cartes à grande échelle
Presenter: Geoffrey Forbes, LAND INFO Worldwide Mapping
An overview of mapping of the islands and archipelagos of the world. Research on the unique challenges of island cartography will be shared. Up-to-date information on the largest scale and most complete map coverage, with a focus on topographic datasets will be given. A broad range of island types will be covered: tropical islands, desert isles, arctic islands, islands within islands, pirate islands, artificial, volcanic, alluvial, coral, etc. Native GIS data of the Persian Gulf. Colonial mapping of the Caribbean. Public domain mapping of SE Asia. USGS quads of Polynesia, the Aleutians and the Florida Keys. Interspersed with political history, geographic trivia and the facts you need to obtain the newest map coverage of your favorite and most remote islands, this presentation will inform and entertain. If you appreciate world geography and enjoy traveling to exotic locales, you won't want to miss it.


The New Digital Collections of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center: Discovering Old Maps through Engagement | Les nouvelles collections du Norman B. Leventhal Map Center : découvrir de vieilles cartes par l’interaction
Presenter: Michelle LeBlanc, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (LMC) provides stewardship to the Boston Public Library's collection of 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases ranging in date from 1482 to the present. Central to its mission, the LMC strives to spark curiosity about geography, history, and the world. Their newly launched digital collections harness geospatial developments to engage researchers, educators, and general public library users interested in maps. The digital collection can be searched either textually or spatially using a modern basemap, georeferenced and annotated, and exported for use in more advanced GIS technologies. Educators can create new or adapt existing sets of maps for use in their classrooms, and LMC staff can more easily create online exhibitions. The project utilizes several open-source projects to enhance digital discoverability and use and the resulting code base combining these developments is freely available so that it can be adapted and used further by other organizations.

Mapping the nation and the world: How to download and georectify NYPL's historic map collection for free | Cartographier la nation et le monde : comment télécharger et géorectifier la collection de cartes historiques de la NYPL
Presenter: Artis Q. Wright, New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is in the process of cataloging, conserving and scanning its collection of pre-1900 U.S. maps. This selection of over 3000 antiquarian street, cadastral, topography, and geology maps will be combined with our online repository of approximately 21,000 historical atlas plates and sheet maps depicting the Americas, Europe, Asia, etc. all of which is available to the public to view and download for free via NYPL's Digital Collections [digitalcollections.nypl.org] and its Map Warper georectification website [maps.nypl.org/warper/]. My presentation will show conference attendees how to locate, download, and georectify these maps to support their research projects and enhance their general knowledge of cartographic history.

You're how old? Leveraging campus events to promote map collections | À quel point êtes-vous vieux? Exploiter les événements de campus pour promouvoir des collections de cartes
Presenter: Theresa Quill, Indiana University Bloomington
As Indiana University approaches its bicentennial in 2020, the Office of the Bicentennial has been attempting to expose university history in new ways, including focusing on "untold stories" of women and minority communities on campus. From undergraduate interns creating story maps to archeological digs and lost time capsules, many of these projects intersect with the work of the Map/GIS Librarian. This presentation will discuss strategies for integrating map collections and GIS Services into larger campus events to increase visibility and promote cartographic collections.

BTAA Geoportal: an update on collections, metadata and interface design | Le géoportail de la BTAA : mise à jour des collections, des métadonnées et de l’interface
Presenter: Nathan Piekielek, The Pennsylvania State University
Copresenters: Jaime Martindale, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Kelley O'Neil, University of Maryland
The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal (geo.btaa.org) provides discovery and facilitates access to geospatial resources curated by librarians and geospatial specialists at twelve participating research institutions. Since the geoportal's initial launch in the summer of 2016, steady progress has been made to enhance discovery and access to over 5,000 geospatial datasets and scanned maps. Throughout the last year, project working groups have focused on collection development, metadata coordination, and interface design. This work has included augmenting collections and identifying content gaps, streamlining metadata workflows, and performing usability testing to help inform improvements to interface design. This presentation provides a series of updates from the working groups and will offer a look to the future as we address project growth and strategic planning efforts.

NOAA Legacy Archives, and Where You Find Them | Les anciennes archives de la NOAA, et où les trouver 
Presenter: John Cloud, NOAA Central Library
NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was created in 1970, but it is also the oldest scientific agency in the federal government, incorporating the legacy agencies originally called the US Commission on Fish and Fisheries, the Army Weather Bureau, and—by far the oldest—the Coast Survey. Vast portions of the legacy data sets and records of these agencies are not possessed by NOAA, but are scattered across the country. My current NOAA project is to research and write a "finding aid to finding aids" to historic legacy agency materials wherever they are now found, and particularly cartographic materials. I'll present what I've found by October, with rich digital samples of the good stuff, most of which now readily available to all.


Tuesday October 10, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon 8, Level 4
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