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Dale Loberger: “Using GIS to Tease Information from Historic Maps in the Search for Old Roads"

  • Thursday, November 09, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom

Arranged with the assistance of the Rocky Mountain and Texas Map Societies; Sponsored in partnership with California, Chicago, New York, Philip Lee Phillips, Rocky Mountain, and Texas Map Societies.

Location: Zoom

Time:  7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT

Title: Using GIS to Tease Information from Historic Maps in the Search for Old Roads

Speaker:  Dale Loberger, Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and Esri Certified ArcGIS Desktop Professional

Summary:  Searching for a simple answer to a naive question has led me on a personal and professional journey. The intent to discover a road has uncovered a path that will lead researchers to better appreciate and predict where transportation infrastructure once existed. The key lies in improving our understanding of the testimony presented by the cartographic witnesses of any inquiry. While historic maps were drawn for specific, and often limited, purposes; I have stumbled upon strategies to convince these documents to share more information than they were ever intended to disclose. The lessons shared in my story are less about new ways of reading old maps than simply learning how to listen to them.

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