Project Spotlight: Creating Interactive Historical Visualizations of Atlanta at ECDS

Scholars and students in the Digital Visualization Lab at Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) have been working on extracting building footprints and city infrastructure features from a 1878 and a 1930 atlas of the city of Atlanta for several years. The first goal of this initiative was to build a geodatabase built from our understanding […]

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Displaying Maps Clearly Online

Today we’d like to share some exciting progress we’ve made on displaying georeferenced maps clearly online. In collaboration with the Library Software Engineering Team, we’ve been fine-tuning this process over the past several months. In short, we took some scanned historical Atlanta maps, georeferenced them, and overlaid them on a modern map using Geoserver and Leaflet. Unfortunately, they […]

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GIS Day 2015

Happy GIS Day! Every year in mid-November, on the Wednesday of Geography Week, comes GIS Day: a day to celebrate and explore the possibilities afforded by Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is the ability to link databases to maps in order to display, manipulate, and analyze spatial data. We’ve had some exciting GIS and map-related […]

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