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Sunday, March 10 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Why Digital Maps Can Reboot Cultural History

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Digital maps dot the landscape of the Internet and our mobile devices. And for the most part, these maps live in a perpetual NOW. But one thing often overlooked in the rush for geo-currency is the amazing ability of maps and their associated location information to tell compelling stories about our shared history.

The panelists, operating in the design, marketing, cultural heritage and not-for-profit sectors, are expert in bringing historic digital geospatial data to bear to create useful contemporary tools and services.

The panelists will share their insight on building contemporary, cutting-edge tools and projects that leverage open source technologies such as Omeka, GeoServer, OpenLayers and many others, while bringing attention to the importance of preserving our digital geographic cultural heritage for the long-term benefit of commerce, entertainment and history.


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Deborah Boyer

Project MgrAzaveaDeborah Boyer is a project manager at Azavea, a Philadelphia based software development company specializing in the creation of geographic web and mobile software, where she manages digital humanities and urban forestry related projects. She also serves as the project... Read More →

Matthew Knutzen

Asst Chief, Map DivisionThe New York Public Library

David McClure

Web Applications DeveloperUniversity of Virginia

Michal Migurski

Stamen Design

Sunday March 10, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin Tex. Ballroom 1-4 208 Barton Springs Rd

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