Place, Space, Maps, and More on GIS Day

From David Rumsey Map CollectionJoin us next Wednesday, November 19th, as we celebrate all things International GIS Day.  Anyone whose work is grounded in issues of space and place will find something of interest in these cross-disciplinary offerings, centering in cartography and geospatial technologies.

Of special note is a public lecture by David Rumsey, who has worked for a decade to offer open access to his remarkable private map collection through a variety of innovative tools and interfaces. Most recently, he has made historical maps available as layers in Google Earth and on an island in Second Life.  Mr. Rumsey will speak on “Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies” at 4 o’clock in the Harrison-Small auditorium.  This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Research, Scholarship, and Arts at UVA (CERSA) and the Scholars’ Lab, and a reception will follow the talk.

Schedule of Events:

Charlottesville Area GIS Users Lunch
with a talk by Dr. John Scrivani, Virginia Dept. of Forestry
12:00 – 1:30 in the Scholars’ Lab

GIS Day Cake Cutting
1:30 in the Scholars’ Lab

GIS Day Open House
with 10 different GIS user-groups and projects exhibiting!
1:30 – 2:45 in the Scholars’ Lab

Tour of “On the Map: The Seymour I. Schwartz Collection of North American Maps 1500-1800”
3:00 – 3:30 in the Small Special Collections Library

Speaker: David Rumsey
“Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies”
4:00 – 5:30 in the Harrison-Small Auditorium

5:30 – 6:30 in the Small Special Collections Library

Image from the David Rumsey Map Collection

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