That's a fantastic resource, Ken!
I had two additional thoughts I could contribute. Neatline
<https://neatline.org/> (plugin for Omeka) offers a fairly low barrier to
entry for folks interested in developing map-based digital exhibits
<http://www.mappingthemartyrs.org/neatline/show/map>. Historical maps may
be georeferenced using a tool like ArcGIS and then layered into an exhibit.
If you're interested in bespoke development, we also did some work a few
years ago with a great company called AxisMaps <https://www.axismaps.com/> to
develop a prototype <http://baptistsinburma.midwesternmissionaries.org/> UI
that plots objects from a CONTENTdm collection onto a historical map. That code
is open <https://github.com/axismaps/CONTENTdm-CollectionMapping> and could
be built out further if someone was so inclined (wiki
some guidance on this). It's been a while since we've been in contact with
them, but they were good to work with, and they had lots of experience
working with higher ed institutions.
On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 9:52 AM Thomas San Filippo <
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> Thank you for linking to your summary, Ken!
> Very useful for an upcoming project we have here.
> Thanks again,
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> On 3/27/19 9:19 AM, Ken Irwin wrote:
> > Todd,
> > I only have a little bit of experience with this, but here are a few
> tools I've tinkered with:
> > MapWarper ? http://mapwarper.net ? convert scanned maps or aerial
> photos into “georectified” images by identifying points on the map that
> correlate to known GIS coordinates. You don’t have to know the coordinates
> ? you can select them from a Google‐style street map or other online map.
> The “warping” part refers to the automated process of adjusting for
> differences in the map projection.
> > Georeferencer ? http://www.georeferencer.com is very similar.
> > MapKnitter ? https://mapknitter.org ? Georectified maps, such as those
> produced by MapWarper (above) can be stitched together to create larger
> maps. Especially useful for aerial photos.
> > [Shameless plug: I went on a mapping-for-DH binge last year and wrote a
> brief comparative summary of the tools I worked with:
> > I hope this helps,
> > Ken
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Digby, Todd
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:24 AM
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> > Subject: [CODE4LIB] Interactive map development question
> > Hello Code4Lib,
> > The University of Florida is looking for help in the development of an
> interactive map using a historical map as the base layer (St. Augustine,
> 1764, http://ufdc.ufl.edu/USACH00236/00001). We found an example that has
> similar functionality at Mt. Vernon,
> > We have funding to support the development and I am wondering if anyone
> in the community has worked with vendors/developers for similar projects.
> Other suggestions are also welcome.
> > Thanks,
> > Todd
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