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Georeferencing and Digitization of Civil War Battlefields and Other Paper Maps, Presented by Vince DiNoto, Jefferson Community and Technical College
Monday, June 11, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)
The concepts of this workshop will be the georeferencing and digitization of historical maps in particular those from the Civil War since we are currently recognizing the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The concepts of this workshop can be applied to the battlefield maps and other historical maps such as Sanborn maps. The workshop will concentrate on the use of multiple maps; some of the battles to be discussed will be Antietam (1862), Second Bull Run (1862), Perryville (1862), Fredericksburg (1862), Gettysburg (1863), Petersburg (1864-65) and Morgan’s Raid (1863). The workshop will explore locating of maps, as well as other historical documents that can bring the social fabric into a complete perspective. No prior geospatial knowledge is required for this workshop and could be a great team project for teachers in multiple subject areas.
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National Geospatial Technology Center (GeoTech Center)
The GeoTech Center hopes to increase the number, diversity, and quality of geospatial professionals through geospatial technology education at the community and technical college level. Transforming the preparation and continuing education of geospatial technicians to meet the national workforce demand will be done by:
§ Creating a national clearinghouse of exemplary geospatial curriculum materials and database Web services;
§ Increasing the capacity to train geospatial technicians;
§ Increasing the quantity, quality and diversity of geospatial technicians to meet U.S. workforce needs;
§ Increasing the number of educators participating in geospatial professional development;
§ Sustaining the Center long-term by seeking collaborations and sources of funding to maintain and improve services and products.