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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GIS Day @ Emory 2014

On Wednesday, November 19, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) hosted GIS Day @ Emory, our inaugural GIS Day event. GIS Day is an international celebration that happens each November during Geography Awareness Week to celebrate Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, which involves visualizing and analyzing spatial data on maps. GIS allows researchers to […]

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Emory GIS Day Event, November 19

Join us in a GIS Day celebration on Wednesday, November 19 at 2:00pm in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (Woodruff Library 3rd floor).  Come get some hands-on GIS experience, hear brief project presentations from a variety of disciplines, enjoy refreshments, and meet other Emory folks interested in maps and geographic information systems. The celebration […]

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