Presentation at the AGI North group one day conference "Where2.0Now" about Open Historical Maps - with the focus on the application to collaboratively georectify and digitize over historical maps for the New York Public Library.
Crowdsourcing ? “ I find the term incredibly irritating... Any company that thinks it’s going to build a site by outsourcing all the work to its users not only disrespects the users but completely misunderstands what it should be doing. Your job is to provide a structure for your users to Collaborate, and that takes a lot of work”. Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
Making people happy to put your maps on the interwebs and trace over them for you!
Core Technology – traditional GIS stuff. Georectification Digitization
Isothermal chart, or, View of climates & productions / drawn from the accounts of Humboldt & others, by W.C. Woodbridge. 1843
A new systeme of the mathematicks: containing I. Arithmetick,.... 1681
The English Empire in America.from Atlas minimus, or, A book of geography : shewing all the empires, monarchies, kingdomes, regions, dominions, principalities and c ountries, in the whole world 1679
Sacrifice Island. from America: being the latest, and most accurate description o f the Nevv vvorld 1671
http://maps.nypl.org/warper Find me for beta login details or email [email_address] More details: http://thinkwhere.wordpress.com Upload and geo rectify your own imagery now: http://warper.geothings.net Have a go now! Future: Dynamic HTML5 space age stuff Open Historical Map