Join us next Wednesday, November 19th, as we celebrate all things International GIS Day. Anyone whose work is grounded in issues of space and place will find something of interest in these cross-disciplinary offerings, centering in cartography and geospatial technologies.
Of special note is a public lecture by David Rumsey, who has worked for a decade to offer open access to his remarkable private map collection through a variety of innovative tools and interfaces. Most recently, he has made historical maps available as layers in Google Earth and on an island in Second Life. Mr. Rumsey will speak on “Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies” at 4 o’clock in the Harrison-Small auditorium. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging Research, Scholarship, and Arts at UVA (CERSA) and the Scholars’ Lab, and a reception will follow the talk.
Schedule of Events:
Charlottesville Area GIS Users Lunch with a talk by Dr. John Scrivani, Virginia Dept. of Forestry 12:00 - 1:30 in the Scholars’ Lab
GIS Day Cake Cutting 1:30 in the Scholars’ Lab
GIS Day Open House with 10 different GIS user-groups and projects exhibiting! 1:30 - 2:45 in the Scholars’ Lab
Tour of “On the Map: The Seymour I. Schwartz Collection of North American Maps 1500-1800” 3:00 - 3:30 in the Small Special Collections Library
Speaker: David Rumsey “Giving Maps a Second Life with Digital Technologies” 4:00 - 5:30 in the Harrison-Small Auditorium
Reception 5:30 - 6:30 in the Small Special Collections Library
Image from the David Rumsey Map Collection