Social Media Week NYC at NYPL: Future Library: Socializing History with Maps
Explore how collections of historic materials such as maps can be made accessible and relevant using crowd-sourced geo-rectifying technology and how these modernized maps can be used as ways to discover places and their (hi)stories using social geo-location and mapping technology. NYPL geo-spatial librarian Matt Knutzen will demo the Library’s open-source map warper that can be tried-out at a Citizen Cartographers workshop.
* Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian at the New York Public Library
* Alex Rainert, Head of Product at Foursquare
* Jesse Friedman, Product Marketing Manager at Google Maps and Earth
* Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historia