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Celebrating the Opening of the David Rumsey Map Center

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.Please register here.
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, and Center Staff: Touch Screen Exhibit Demo, iPads, Oculus Rift, Historic Survey Instruments and 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



Wednesday, April 20, 2016 (All day)


Green Library, Bing Wing, 4th Floor


Stanford University Libraries




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