Future at MAGIC

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Future at MAGIC

  1. 1. FUTURE @ MAGIC
  2. 2. WHAT IS MAGIC? • University of Connecticut Libraries Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC • Collection of over 200,000 print maps • Providehistoric maps, aerial photos, topographic maps, and GIS data via the web at: magic.lib.uconn.edu
  3. 3. MAGIC’S MISSION...
  4. 4. To provide public access to GIS data, historical maps and aerial photographs with a focus on Connecticut and New England.
  5. 5. BEFORE WE LOOK AT THE FUTURE...
  6. 6. LET’S EXPLORE WHAT MAGIC OFFERS CURRENTLY
  7. 7. Historical Maps also on Flickr!
  8. 8. Historical Maps
  9. 9. HISTORICAL MASH-UPS
  10. 10. AERIAL PHOTO INDEXES Shapefiles, KML and Previews
  11. 11. AERIAL PHOTO INDEXES IN GOOGLE EARTH
  12. 12. CUSTOM MAP CREATION - MAGIC 2.0 ONLINE MAP
  13. 13. GIS DATA PREVIEWS Preview in Google Maps
  14. 14. WEB MAPPING SERVICE (WMS)
  15. 15. AND MUCH MORE
  16. 16. WE’VE BEEN BUSY....
  17. 17. PREPARING FOR THE NEXT STEPS...
  18. 18. BASED ON YOUR FEEDBACK!
  19. 19. SO WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?
  20. 20. COLLABORATIVE
  21. 21. USER-DRIVEN
  22. 22. WITH MORE DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT
  23. 23. MORE GIS DATA SETS
  24. 24. MORE HISTORICAL MAPS
  25. 25. COLLABORATIVE DATA ACCESS
  26. 26. NEW CTSDC WEBSITE With map friendly data (shapefiles & KML) coming soon!
  27. 27. MORE CENSUS DATA
  28. 28. NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN, AND HARTFORD RAILROAD 2,000+ maps
  29. 29. HISTORIC RAILROAD MAPS
  30. 30. MORE GIS DATA! • Connecticut School District Boundaries - Thanks Trinity College! • Census Data - CtSDC • Metadata Cleanup
  31. 31. TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS
  32. 32. AERIAL PHOTOS
  33. 33. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
  34. 34. TO INCREASE ACCESS TO INFORMATION
  35. 35. AND TO ENABLE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP
  36. 36. WITH MAPS & GEOGRAPHIC DATA
  37. 37. SO YOU MAY BE ASKING
  38. 38. WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?
  39. 39. TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS - JUNE 2010
  40. 40. WATER RESOURCE MAPS - JULY 2010
  41. 41. GEOLOGY MAPS - JULY 2010
  42. 42. NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN, & HARTFORD RAILROAD MAPS - JULY 2010
  43. 43. AERIAL PHOTOS - AUGUST 2010
  44. 44. HISTORICAL MAPS - AUGUST 2010
  45. 45. WHAT FORMATS?
  46. 46. FULL QUALITY TIFF IMAGES
  47. 47. GEOREFERENCED MAPS - WHEN AVAILABLE
  48. 48. EXCITED YET?
  49. 49. THERE’S MORE COMING!
  50. 50. MAP OF THE WEEK FEATURES Outsidetheneatline.blogspot.com
  51. 51. SAMPLE “GEO” CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES • Mash-ups for classroom use • Maps & Dataset collections
  52. 52. IMPROVED MAP MASH-UPS Searchable Download Images Multiple Years
  53. 53. MAGIC WORKSHOPS! • Mash-ups Basics & Advanced Features • Making Maps for Presentations • Transforming Data into Maps • And more!
  54. 54. HOW TO VIDEOS • Videos on how to create mash-ups • Add MAGIC data to your own research • Creating mash-ups from MAGIC’s data • And More!
  55. 55. WHO’S DRIVING THIS?
  56. 56. YOU!
  57. 57. MAGIC IS GROWING
  58. 58. THROUGH COLLABORATIONS
  59. 59. TRINITY COLLEGE Which began with a conversation at NEArc Spring 2009...
  60. 60. NEH GRANT • Collaboration with Jack Dougherty of Trinity College • Hartford Area Maps and GIS data to be added to MAGIC • More Map Mash-ups • $100,800 NEH Collaborative grant! • Starts June 1, 2010 !
  61. 61. AND OUR NEXT COLLABORATION
  62. 62. IS WITH...
  63. 63. YOU!
  64. 64. HAVE AN IDEA?
  65. 65. WANT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO MAPS AND GIS DATA?
  66. 66. CHAT WITH US!
  67. 67. MAGIC@UCONN.EDU magic.lib.uconn.edu
  68. 68. LET THE FUN BEGIN!
  69. 69. SPECIAL THANKS TO • Jack Dougherty at Trinity College • CT DEP - Kevin O’Brien & Howie Sternberg • Bill Miller, Cary Lynch, Doug Sands, Jeff Dunn, Josh Strunk, Chelsea Leiper, Tia Hogan, Tom Barchant and the rest of the MAGIC crew! • Tony Molloy, Robert Swanson, Rick O’Toole, Dave Hicking, and Raul Potenciano from UConn Libraries IT • Undergraduate Education Team, Susanna Cowan, Scott Kennedy, Brinley Franklin and the entire UConn LIbraries Staff • And you!
  70. 70. THANKS FOR LISTENING!

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