2002 annual programs

Saturday, June 15 — Monday, June 17, 2002
Atlanta, GA

   Mapping the Civil War

Program Number: 240059 Track: Public Progs. Saturday,
June 15 -- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm GWCC B403
Sponsor(s): ALAMAGERT

Learn about the role of mapmakers during the Civil War and see how planners and archaeologists today use modern mapping technology to study and preserve Civil War historical sites.

Earl McElfresh, author of
Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War
(Harry N. Abrams, 1999)
Mr. McElfresh's talk is entitled "Mapping and Marching with William Tecumseh Sherman 1864-1865." It is based on a chapter in a book on Civil War mapping that he is currently working on.

Bill Drummond, Georgia Tech,
City and Regional Planning Program
Dr. Drummond's talk is entitled "Re-Mapping the Civil War: Interpreting Civil War Battlefields with Historical Maps and Geographic Information Systems." The usefulness of historical maps can be greatly increased by (1) georeferencing them (registering them to real-world map coordinates), (2) integrating them with current GIS data (aerial photos, topographic maps, etc.), and (3) disseminating them in new ways, such as Internet map servers and hand-held, GPS-equipped computers.

   Mapping the Changing Face of the South

Program Number: 240131 Track: Access & Svcs.
Sunday, June 16 -- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sponsor(s): ALAMAGERT

Land use and transportation patterns in the urban South have changed dramatically in recent decades. Modern Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and digital geospatial data is used to study and manage this growth and change.

Steve French, Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Program
Dr. French's presentation will focus on the land use patterns in metro Atlanta and how they have evolved over time from a single center into today's multiple centers. He will illustrate his talk with detailed land use maps and aerial photos.

David Reuter, Division Chief, Land Use Planning for the Atlanta Regional Commission
Mr. Reuter will discuss the land use planning work of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), a regional planning agency encompassing ten North Georgia counties.

Beverly Dockary-Ojo and Flor Velarde, Atlanta Dept. of Planning, Development & Neighborhood Conservation
Ms. Dockary-Ojo and Ms. Velarde will discuss the Northwest Atlanta Framework Plan, which presents a collective vision and plan for the redevelopment and stabilization of the Northwest community in Atlanta. This plan proposes the creation of medium-density, mixed-use development nodes while controlling and limiting strip commercial development. Mixture of multifamily residential, commercial, office and institutional land uses result in a more efficient use of land and greater social vitality.

   What Should A GIS Librarian Do:
Matching Services With Needs & Resources

Program Number:240133 Track: Access & Svcs.
Monday, June 17 -- 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sponsor(s): ALAMAGERT

Speakers will address the various models of GIS librarianship reflecting institutional needs and resources. Issues will include levels of service, creating a virtual collection, collecting data for the library, and integrating GIS data with other library resources.

Wangyal Shawa, GIS Librarian, Princeton University
Mr. Shawa will discuss the various roles of GIS librarians.

Steve Morris, Head of Data Services, North Carolina State University
"Providing Geodata Services in a Distributed Environment": North Carolina State University library GIS services development has been focused on providing a distributed user community with time- and location-independent access to GIS data, support, software, and training. Library services are closely integrated with a campus GIS infrastructure that includes academic units, campus information technology units, and campus facilities units as partners. This session will focus on the opportunities and pitfalls of developing library GIS services in a distributed environment.

Patrick McGlamery, Map Librarian, and Shirley Quintero, Applications Developer, University of Connecticut
"Using MAGIC to Access Spatial Imagery: Putting ER Mapper Image Web Server, ArcIMS and MrSID to work in your Library" The speakersdiscuss these topics in the context of the UCONN library's Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC).

   Mapping the Future of Historical Scholarship About Europe

Program Number 240078 Track Access & Svcs.
Monday, June 17 -- 10:30 am - 12:00 pm GWCC B305

Find out about the current developments and future trends in the digitization of historic course materials including their creation and accessibility. Discover how to identify online texts digital images and data sets that are relevant to research on Western Europe. Participate in a forum and discuss issues such as preservation of materials cost and viability of digital projects collaboration sharing of resources and special users' needs.

Karl Longstreth, Map Librarian at the University Library, University of Michigan, and Director of the China Data Center in the University's International Institute.
His presentation, "The Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative (ECAI) and European Historical Scholarship," will concentrate on the international collaborative ECAI and the use of GIS in humanities research, focusing on historical research on Europe, interdisciplinary approaches, and a greater interest in space and place.

Humphrey Southall, Reader in Geography at the University of Portsmouth, England, and Director of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project.
His presentation, "Redefining the National Memory: The Great Britain Historical GIS Project," will outline the development of this massive resource for research on the economic, social, and cultural historical geography of Great Britain, including its conversion into an online resource for a wide range of users.

Richard Hacken, European Studies Bibliographer at the Brigham Young University library, will moderate.

updated 6/7/2002