Celebrating the Opening of the David Rumsey Map Center

April 19, 2016 – April 22, 2016

See details below for exact dates and times.

Green Library, Bing Wing, 4th Floor Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford University Libraries

The David Rumsey Map Center is a unique collections-based resource designed to provide access to cartographic information in all of its forms from paper to digital. In addition to housing a large collection of rare atlases and maps, it is furnished with high-resolution screens equipped with interactive tools for engaging with the digital images.

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April 19, 2016

6:00-7:00 pm      Grand Opening and Open House

April 20, 2016

10:00-10:45         Grant Parker: Mapmaking Before Maps

10:45-11:30         Chet Van Duzer: Early Maps as Sources for Historical Research

11:30-12:15         Anne Knowles: What Could Lee See at Gettysburg?

12:15-1:15           Break

1:15-2:15             Anne Knowles: How GIS Turns Maps into Data and Stories, A Demo

2:15-3:00             David Asbury: How to Tell a Story with Esri Story Maps, A Demo

3:00-3:30             Break

3:30-4:30             David Rumsey, G. Salim Mohammed, Paul Saffo, and Center Staff: Touch Screen Exhibit Demo, iPads, Oculus Rift, Historic Survey Instruments, Mova Globes

4:30-6:00             Open House

April 21, 2016

8:45-9:45             Susan Schulten: Children's Maps and Visual Literacy in Early America

9:45-10:30           David Rumsey: Pictorial Maps

10:30-10:45         Break

10:45-11:30         Kären Wigen: Unpacking the Omi Kuniezu : A Monumental Manuscript Map at the David Rumsey Map Center

11:30-12:15         Zephyr Frank: Historical Maps and Economic Histories

12:15-1:15           Break

1:15-2:15             Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) Workshop

2:15-3:15             Stace Maples: Hacking Rumsey Center Collections

3:15-3:30             Break

3:30-4:15             Chet Van Duzer: New Light on Henricus Martellus’s World Map at Yale (c. 1491): Multispectral Imaging and Early Renaissance Cartography

4:15-5:00             Grant Parker: Student presentations

5:00-6:00             Open House

April 22, 2016

9:00 am - 5:00 pm             Open House

Ongoing every day from April 19, 2016 through April 22, 2016.
Green Library, Bing Wing, 4th Floor Map

This event is free and open to the public. Register here.


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