Representing Geographic Information with Map Mashups

Instructor: Olga Buchel
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

This four-week workshop will introduce you to Google Maps mashups as a way of representing and combining geographic information. In libraries Google Maps mashups can be used for visualizing geographic data in a wide range of contexts, including the history, science, business, law, and many others. Map mashups can shed light on collection contexts; they can make patterns and facts about collections salient; and they can facilitate knowledge discovery and visual exploration of geographic information in various contexts. This workshop includes tutorials on how to use Google Maps API, Google Fusion Tables, online gazetteers, and timelines for visualizing RSS files, KML files, datasets, images, maps, and other data. Participants will gain the skills to design mashups which they will be able to include in their web pages. Any experience with HTML and Javascript would be helpful.

Olga Buchel holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario. Her specialization is in geodigital libraries, having worked at the Alexandria Digital Library, one of the first libraries to offer geospatial searches. For her dissertation she developed an interactive visualization for a book collection. She has taught on geodigital libraries at the University of Western Ontario.


Contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount.