Our historical mapping adventure continues: Last time we saw some beautiful and interesting historical maps at the Vancouver Archives. This time we will be creating digital interactive maps out of the recently scanned Archive maps. Sarah will be sharing the skills she picked up from the New York Public Library’s historical mapping project. (http://spacetime.nypl.org/)
- geo-reference the scanned map so that web tiles can be generated at mapwarper
- create GeoJSON data to be overlaid, using Mapbox
- creating a custom base map (to serve as reference/present day)
aaaand if we have time, we will
- integrate all assets in an interactive github web page
We will do a step by step walk-through, and at the end, you’ll all walk away with your individual historical maps!
To make the most of our time, it would be great if you come already signed up for the free mapwarper.net (http://mapwarper.net/users/new) and mapbox.com (http://mapbox.com/)
As always, beginners are very welcome at Maptime, and we will always take the time to answer your questions. Remember your laptop, and prepare for some timetravel!