Mapping Historical Photographs For The Common

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From a presentation at Where2.0 April 1, 2010, Jon Voss and Barbara Hui.

From a presentation at Where2.0 April 1, 2010, Jon Voss and Barbara Hui.

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  • 1. Mapping Historical Photos for the Common Good. Where2.0 April 1, 2010   Jon Voss, Barbara Hui
  • 2. We welcome your feedback! Jon Voss Twitter: @LookBackMaps [email_address]         Barbara Hui Twitter: @barbarahui [email_address]
  • 3. Privy Diggers and Archaeologists --Sharing Common History --Barriers to entry? --Unbridled enthusiasm! --Methodology --Preservation and documentation --too much information?   below thanks to MSU Campus Archaeology Prog
  • 4.  
  • 5. Start diggin'!
  • 6. Burrito Justice http://burritojustice.com/2010/02/10/yesterdays-baseball-is-tomorrows-safeway/
  • 7. Sanborn map overlay on Google Earth to find bases from the old Seals Stadium.
  • 8. Burrito Justice and Telstar Logistics place the old Seals Stadium bases at Potrero Center Shopping Mall
  • 9. Burrito Justice and Telstar Logistics base mapping.
  • 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonepowell/3738715079/in/set-72157613841045343/
  • 11. Flickr user entheos_fog http://www.flickr.com/photos/entheos_fog/4475772867/in/pool-thenandnow
      • More Then and Now groups on Flickr.
      • Source?
      • Metadata?
  • 12.
      • www.lookbackmaps.net 
      • Started in 2008 as a Google MyMaps mashup
      • Based on the simple idea of creating community around local history.
      • Created to solve the problem of disparate archives with no geotags through community and crowdsourcing
      • business model eventually developed to provide institutions with tools for sharing their collections.  
  • 13.
    • http://www.LookBackMaps.net
      • purposefully very simple presentation :
      • Where am I and What was here before?
  • 14. LookBackMaps.net Old Mission Police Station.
  • 15. LookBackMaps.net basic metadata/geotagging tools using Google Maps and Streetview APIs.
  • 16. Guide Me! screenshots from LookBackMaps iPhone app, overlay photos from The Bancroft Library.
  • 17. Sepiatown.com . Biz model: ad revenue. Requires upload, does not require citing sources. Actively finding ways to share data.
  • 18.
      • In 2008 with Flickr/Library of Congress partnership ending up in Flickr Commons, much more participation in web2.0 from institutions
      • Much better metadata and links back to persistent URLS
      • Now a greater interest in photo mapping applications and possibilities.
  • 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/2550414067/
  • 20. Institutional metadata at http://www.flickr.com/photos/smithsonian/2550414067/
  • 21.
      • PhillyHistory.org : Over 90,000 historical photos of Philly!
      • Great mapping/streetview interface
  • 22. Hypercities ( http://hypercities.com/ )
  • 23. NYPL Map Warper ( http://maps.nypl.org/warper/ )
  • 24.   Neatline ( http://neatline.wordpress.com/ )
  • 25. So what does the future hold for historical maps and images? Alden Cudanin, creator of Toronto Before , from Flickr set. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11351145@N05/3552368531/in/set-72157621955521391/
  • 26.
    • The more shared data we have, the more we can do with it! 
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    • Exploring collaborative efforts utilizing Linked Data to connect isolated archives and datasets in order to:
      • join data in a robust, scalable, community-maintained database
      • increase discovery of and traffic to the archives while adding value to the data through crowdsourcing
      • make the data searchable and available to other web applications via API and semantic web queries
  • 27. What will you do with all this data?
      • Build history games
      • Rebuild lost cities
      • Recreate personal timelines
      • Google Sketchup San Francisco before 1906, or just after
      • Recapture sights and sounds of the past
      • Build historical augmented reality apps
      • Whatever we do, let's share our data!
  • 28. screenshots from LookBackMaps iPhone app, overlay photos from The Bancroft Library
  • 29. screenshots from LookBackMaps iPhone app, overlay photos from California Historical Society