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Paper Maps for Digital Projects

Do you want to incorporate paper maps into a digital project? Overlaying scanned maps can help illustrate change over time, offer additional context, provide a visually appropriate background, and give access to spatial data not available in other formats.

This workshop will teach you how to bring paper maps into modern GIS applications. We will cover concepts and techniques related to georeferencing, the process of aligning map images with the correct locations on the earth. We will also create new GIS data by extracting features from scanned maps. Tutorials will present steps in several desktop and web-based tools. In addition to learning the software, we will discuss some challenges of working with historical maps.

Prior experience with desktop GIS software is helpful but not required. If you have no experience with GIS, we encourage you to attend Introduction to ArcGIS Pro or QGIS prior to this workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus
Data and Visualization  
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Drew Keener
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