Museums Without Walls
Deborah Boyer
Azavea
Museum Computer Network
October 29, 2010
Stories from the Square
2251 N. 2nd
Street
Photo from Muralfarm.org
Peace Through Imagination – 4th
and Monroe
Tribute to
Trades and
Labor – 1217
Spring
Garden
Each of these murals is intimately tied to a location.
Photo from Muralfarm.org
View in Google Street View
GIS for Preservation
• Track geographically
disparate assets or items
• Use geography to assist
with surveying collections...
First Rule for Preservation?
Know what you have
Tracking the Geography of your Collection
• Track where your
assets are located
• Ranges from noting
an address to more
co...
Muralfarm Survey Tool
• Stripped down design
for quick loading in
the field
• Mapping capabilities
• Data loaded into
Mura...
Geographic Trends
• Look for trends in
deterioration of
outdoor sites
• Discover possible
insights into
vandalism patterns...
Plan Preservation Activities
• Efficiently distribute
staff and resources
for preservation
measures
• Use geographic
infor...
Did Someone Say
Funding?!?!
Encouraging Public Involvement with
Outdoor Collections
• Favorites
• Bookmarks
• RSS feeds
• Scan requests
• Error report...
Save, View, and Tag Favorite
Photos
So what do I do?
• Track locations
• Map those locations
to find new data or
ideas
• Brainstorm methods
for connecting to ...
Questions?
Deborah Boyer
Project Manager, Azavea
dboyer@azavea.com
Twitter: @debsting
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections
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  1. 1. Museums Without Walls Deborah Boyer Azavea Museum Computer Network October 29, 2010
  2. 2. Stories from the Square 2251 N. 2nd Street Photo from Muralfarm.org
  3. 3. Peace Through Imagination – 4th and Monroe
  4. 4. Tribute to Trades and Labor – 1217 Spring Garden
  5. 5. Each of these murals is intimately tied to a location. Photo from Muralfarm.org
  6. 6. View in Google Street View
  7. 7. GIS for Preservation • Track geographically disparate assets or items • Use geography to assist with surveying collections • Search for geographic trends in deterioration of assets • Plan preservation activities
  8. 8. First Rule for Preservation? Know what you have
  9. 9. Tracking the Geography of your Collection • Track where your assets are located • Ranges from noting an address to more complex shapefiles • Display assets geographically to find new information
  10. 10. Muralfarm Survey Tool • Stripped down design for quick loading in the field • Mapping capabilities • Data loaded into Muralfarm for review • Approved data automatically updated to mural record
  11. 11. Geographic Trends • Look for trends in deterioration of outdoor sites • Discover possible insights into vandalism patterns • Note sites that have a tendency toward deterioration Photo from PhillyHistory.org
  12. 12. Plan Preservation Activities • Efficiently distribute staff and resources for preservation measures • Use geographic information for seeking funding Photo from PhillyHistory.org
  13. 13. Did Someone Say Funding?!?!
  14. 14. Encouraging Public Involvement with Outdoor Collections • Favorites • Bookmarks • RSS feeds • Scan requests • Error reports • Public commenting Photo from PhillyHistory.org
  15. 15. Save, View, and Tag Favorite Photos
  16. 16. So what do I do? • Track locations • Map those locations to find new data or ideas • Brainstorm methods for connecting to your audience via location Photo from PhillyHistory.org
  17. 17. Questions? Deborah Boyer Project Manager, Azavea dboyer@azavea.com Twitter: @debsting

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