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Miscellaneous Events: Future Library: Socializing History with Maps

February 8, 2011

Social Media Week 2011 (Session 1 of 2):

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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 Historian