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Unlocking Historical Maps of Southeast Asia: Unlocking
Unlocking
What technical tools unlock the content of maps and enhance interoperability? Historic maps are in important primary source in our understanding of geographical, urban, and colonial histories. How have researchers used data science, GIS, IIIF and digital technology (Optical Character Recognition and computerized visual analysis) to “unlock” historic maps, that allow us to look into understand historic developments in boundary changes, urban development, and land use?

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Chair: Associate Professor Andrea Nanetti
Associate Professor, School of Art, Design and Media
Nanyang Technological University

Linked maps: exploiting context in carto-graphic evolutionary documents to extract and build linked spatial-temporal data sets
Associate Professor Yao-Yi Chiang
Associate Professor (Research) of Spatial Sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute; Associate Director of Integrated Media Systems Center, Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California

Associate Professor Stefan Leyk
Associate Professor of Geography (GIScience)
University of Colorado, Boulder

Building, aggregating, and using historic map collections with open technologies
Mr Jack Reed
Geospatial Web Engineer, Digital Library Systems and Services
Stanford University Library

Maps as data: a humanistic approach to computer vision for large map collections
Dr Katie McDonough
Senior Research Associate
The Alan Turing Institute

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The Unlocking Historical Maps of Southeast Asia webinar series facilitates discussion among historians, institutions with map collections and digital humanities scholars working with historic maps.

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Oct 21, 2020 09:00 AM in Singapore

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