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GIS for Preservation of Outdoor Collections

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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
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    • View in Google Street View
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Questions? Deborah Boyer Project Manager, Azavea [email_address] Twitter: @debsting