WV Geo Explorer Project (epan 2011)

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WV Geo Explorer Project (epan 2011)

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

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