Maps and Mapping for Historians
Please assemble by 2.55pm at the latest at security point, Parks Road entrance, having stored any bags in £1 lockers first.
Digital mapping with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is widely used both in academia and commercially. The first part of the talk will focus on how GIS can be useful for Historic research with examples of how students can incorporate their own data onto a map and create interactive web maps which can help tell a story in engaging and novel ways.
Presenter: Heidi Clough
The second part of the class will focus on the Bodleian map collection which houses 1.5 million maps. From the Universe to the ground beneath our feet and from Ambridge to Zanzibar we have maps of everywhere, and all these maps are available for study. We have in our collections the oldest single sheet map of the Country as well as one of the most important agriculture maps with the plan of the field systems around Laxton from 1635. These and other beautiful and important maps are on display in our Talking Maps exhibition.
Tour leader: Stuart Ackland
Please note that there is limited availability. Email Isabel.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested
12 February 2020, 15:00 (Wednesday, 4th week, Hilary 2020)
Heidi Clough (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford),
Stuart Ackland (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
Isabel Holowaty (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
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Members of the University only