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GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections



Presentation given at the 2010 Museum Computer Network annual conference.

Presentation given at the 2010 Museum Computer Network annual conference.



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GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections Presentation Transcript

  • Museums Without Walls Deborah Boyer Azavea Museum Computer Network October 29, 2010
  • Stories from the Square 2251 N. 2 nd Street Photo from Muralfarm.org
  • Peace Through Imagination – 4 th 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
    • Search for geographic trends in deterioration of assets
    • Plan preservation activities
  • 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 complex shapefiles
    • Display assets geographically to find new information
  • 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
  • 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 Philly History.org
  • Plan Preservation Activities
    • Efficiently distribute staff and resources for preservation measures
    • Use geographic information for seeking funding
    Photo from Philly History.org
  • Did Someone Say Funding?!?!
  • Encouraging Public Involvement with Outdoor Collections
    • Favorites
    • Bookmarks
    • RSS feeds
    • Scan requests
    • Error reports
    • Public commenting
    Photo from Philly History.org
  • 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 your audience via location
    Photo from Philly History.org
  • Questions? Deborah Boyer Project Manager, Azavea [email_address] Twitter: @debsting