Online Map Indexes:

Faster, Better Access to Map Sets and Aerial Photographs

Paper indexes marked up with sharpies and sheet lists attached to bibliographic records are now widely acknowledged to provide inadequate access to map sets.  As sets are moved into remote storage and migrate to digital formats, map-driven online finding aids are being integrated into workflows at a number of institutions.  In this 4-hour workshop, participants will hear the background of why transforming our finding aids is essential for service. We will create GIS-driven indexes for quadrangle-based map sets and overlapping aerial photographs.  Those with AGO accounts will publish our indexes and build web map apps. Finally, we will learn how to package our index data for re-use in digital library systems and collaborative indexing projects.

Wednesday, September 12, 2019

1:00 – 5:00 pm

UC San Diego, Room TBD

Cost of pre-conference is included in the conference registration.  When registering, just check the box that indicates you plan to attend.

Schedule Activity Description
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Introduction Introductions around the room; background information and examples
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Demo Introduction to the interface and data types (tailored to attendees’ level of knowledge)
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Hands-on Building indexes to air photo collections
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Hands-on Building indexes to map collections
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hands-on or Demo Sharing indexes to ArcGIS Online and building a Web app
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Demo Re-using index data for map set discovery through GeoBlacklight and the Open Index Project