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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.

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at any time prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Mapping & GIS

Monday, October 5, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Data and Visualization  
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Drew Keener
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