Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Geospatial Approach to Library Resources

A Geospatial Approach to Library Resources. Justin B. Sorensen. D-Lib Magazine. March/April 2015.
The fire insurance maps are a valuable resource. Digital versions of the original printed maps have been created and have been converted into georeferenced raster datasets, using ArcGIS software, aligning each map to its appropriate geospatial location to maintain consistent digital overlays for all of the historic maps. This allows the information to be displayed, expressed and presented in completely new ways. GIS can be one of the many tools libraries will have available to assist them in sharing their resources with others.

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