[GeoHumanities SIG] Fwd: British Library maps for georeferencing

Stuart Dunn stuart.dunn at kcl.ac.uk
Wed Jul 9 13:43:49 CEST 2014

Hi all - further to yesterday's great discussions, for which thanks to all and especially Kathy and Karl, the following may be of interest.

All best


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> From: "Kowal, Kimberly" <Kimberly.Kowal at BL.UK>
> Date: 9 July 2014 11:49:47 CEST
> Subject: British Library maps for georeferencing
> Reply-To: Crowd Sourcing Interest Group <CROWDSOURCING at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Announcement of new BL Georeferencer launch
> http://www.bl.uk/maps/
> This morning, over 3,100 maps were released for public georeferencing. We are asking volunteers to look at historic maps and identify their locations using online modern mapping.
> This represents the Library's largest release of maps, but more interestingly, it demonstrates several layers of crowdsourcing, as these were all tagged by the public as “maps” from within a much larger set of images in Flickr (1  million!).
> Blog announcement and more info here
> http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/magnificentmaps/2014/07/new-lot-of-maps-for-georeferencing-release-today.html
> Please spread the word and/or have a try at it yourself. 
> Thanks-
> -kimberly
> Kimberly C. Kowal
> Lead Curator, Digital Mapping
> The British Library
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> London NW1 2DB
> Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7849
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