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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Geovisualization: Visualize that on a Map

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Geovisualization is a set of tools and techniques which allow users to analyze geospatial data through the use of interactive visualization. While such visualization helps users uncover information and insights otherwise undiscoverable, geovisualization focuses on knowledge discovery by combining layers of information over geographic and locational components. It has great potential for libraries and museums to use in historic and genealogy research. Many libraries have documents and records that contain addresses or traces of geographic information, but lack the means of presenting that information in a visually usable form. This workshop will provide participants with hands-on experiences in extracting geographic information from text, creating GeoJSon files to represent the geographic features, and visualizing the information via Google Maps using Google Maps JavaScript API.


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Sarah Park

Technology & Engineering Librarian, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Sarah Park is the Technology and Engineering Librarian at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Park manages and develops applications supporting the library’s digital services. Park received her M.S. in Library and Information Science at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a second M.S. in Applied Computer Science at Northwest Missouri State University, where she worked as a Web Development and Reference Librarian for the... Read More →



Thursday April 14, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Library of Congress (Madison Building): Pickford Theater 101 Independence Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20540

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