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Open Historical Maps


Open Historical Maps: Crowdsourcing, Open Source GIS, and the Research Web ABCD GIS Group, Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis Wednesday 15 April 2009 from 12.00-14.00 CGIS North Building, Room S050, 1737 Cambridge Street Download Presentation PDF Our presentation will show how open source GIS and curated “crowdsourcing” can create an infinite archive of places for [...]

Freemap Workshops


Schuyler and I just submitted our applications to Asia Source II, which will be held in Sukabumi in West Java, from 22-30 January 2007, organised by the International Open Source Network (IOSN). Schuyler and I first met at Asia Source I, organised by the Tactical Technology Collective outside Bangalore in January 2005. It was as [...]

Quiet Pleasures of Geo-Rectification


I finally gave the new OpenLayers Map Rectifier a serious crash test today, and a few hours later I was still in the same quiet groove, with rosy visions of what it might make possible for historical geography. The rectifier has enormous potential to give users an easy point-and-click interface for geo-referencing and then warping [...]

Cartographers and Bibliographers in Chicago


Days before leaving Boston to attend the Digital Humanities Colloquium at the University of Chicago, I received the fruits of my brief visit to Chicago two weeks earlier, two DVDs in the mail containing extremely high-resolution scans of the 1919 City Survey of Bombay sheets, 12 in total, which were made for me by Chris [...]

Map Makers


A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to finally met Svati’s occassional house-mate, Anandaroop Roy, who makes his living as a cartographer and information designer living between Poughkeepsie and Brooklyn. Roop is a map-maker whose clients include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Asia Society and Yale University and who works mostly [...]