Aedile Works

ALA Webinar Series

As part of the ALA LITA Webinar series Re-Drawing the Map, I gave the following presentations:

Web Mapping: moving from maps on the web to maps of the web
Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central Time
The transition from paper maps to digital maps was a profound one. It was such a sea change that the current shift from Digital Mapping to Web Mapping may have escapedĀ  notice even through it brings a fundamental shift of its own. This presentation will introduce you to the new tools of web mapping. These tools allow for new forms of journalism, citizen activism, and scholarship. Web mapping allows more people to tell more stories with maps. This presentation will help you tell yours.

OpenStreetMaps: Trust the map that anyone can change
Tuesday December 9, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central Time
It’s been said that “the map is not the territory”. But when when the most of the world’s websites and mobile apps rely on maps from private corporations who selectively show you places based on who you are (and who pays for the privilege), perhaps we should cede that territory for higher ground. It’s counter-intuitive to trust a map that anyone can edit, but OpenStreetMap is already the geospatial foundation of some of the world’s most popular sites including Pinterest, Evernote, and github. This session will introduce you to OpenStreetMap and show you how you can both contribute to and make use of the “Wikipedia of Maps”.

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