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State Library of New South Wales

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The state of the map

With Julie Sweetkind-Singer

Today’s technologies allow people to use geospatial information in a variety of ways. This talk will explore ways data trapped in paper maps are being transformed into actionable information, how satellite imagery is being used to affect health outcomes, and how historical maps interact with imagery to compare the past with the future.

Julie is presenting this lecture in her role as a faculty member of the 2020 Sydney Summer Rare Book School.

Julie Sweetkind-Singer is the Assistant Director of Geospatial and Cartographic Services as well as the Head of the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections at Stanford University. She oversees the support infrastructure provided to the faculty, researchers and students for the cartographic and geospatial programs centered in the Libraries. In conjunction with noted map collector David Rumsey, they created the Digital Philanthropy Map Collections Project whose aim is to work together with private map collectors to allow scanning of their antiquarian collections with four completed collections. Sweetkind-Singer has managed the donation or acquisition of the Robert C. Berlo Road and Street Map Collection, the California State Automobile Association cartographic unit’s map archive, the Carolina Batchelor Collection of maps of Africa, and the Glen McLaughlin Map Collection.

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