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WV Geo Explorer Project (epan 2011)

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    WV Geo Explorer Project (epan 2011) WV Geo Explorer Project (epan 2011) Presentation Transcript

    • West Virginia GeoExplorer
      • Keith Alexander and Christy Toms
      • Shepherd University
    • Main Goals of the Project
      • Put historic maps online
      • Create a digital reference library
      • Set up a searchable database of primary source materials
      • Create and make available online a series of digital map layers of historic resources
    • WVGP Website
      • Content Management System – Dotnetnuke
        • Why a CMS?
          • Can quickly create a website
          • Allows volunteers/staff on project to collaborate on website
          • Control whether pages are public or private
        • How to choose a CMS:
          • Meets needs of the project
          • Learning Curve
    • Searchable Database
      • Type of database:
        • Access converted to MySql
      • Programming Language:
        • ASCX with C# (language of the CMS– Dotnetnuke)
      • Start with the basics
      • Finding help with the programming side
        • Programming students can be great but very few have the level of experience or time to work on the project
    • Browse Resources
      • Allows researchers to view resources used to create WVGP database and GIS Maps
        • GIS Portal
          • Links the WVGP GIS Server
        • Books
          • Use coding from Google Books
        • Photo Browser
          • Use Gallery module that comes with CMS
        • Map Gallery
          • Use Adobe Zoomfly
      • West Virginia GeoExplorer Website
      • www.wvgeohistory.org
    • Jefferson County map in Geoexplorer GIS
      • Includes Historic resources and national register properties layers
    • Rattlesnake Run/ Taylor’s Run
      • An area of early settlement in jefferson county
    • Cold Spring
      • A National Register listed historic house
    • Kindale Valley Mill
    • Barns
    • Land Grant Layers
      • Annual layers from 1730-1890
    • The first land grants, 1734-1735
      • thomas shepherd’s purchase of the land that would become shepherdstown
    • Other tools for analysis on website
      • Measuring tool
    • Other tools for analysis on website
      • Buffers
    • Time in a GIS
      • A GIS that can fully handle time should be able to address at least 3 different kinds of issues:
        • Changes to an object over time
        • Changes in an object’s spatial distribution over time
        • Changes in temporal relationships among multiple phenomena
    • Thanks to:
      • Bill Theriault
      • Tori Myers
      • Christie Ence
      • Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission
      • West Virginia Humanities Council