Mar 19th, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Visual Thinking with Spatial Data: Using Spatial Organization to Access Library Information

Lesley Kadish, Minnesota Historical Society
Jennifer Jones, Minnesota Historical Society
Leah Ujda, University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center


Spatial organization offers a new way to interpret and present information in a visual construct. Through maps and modeling, users don’t simply access information; they discover its context and build a richer picture of the past. This presentation will explore three approaches to spatially organizing historic information: use of Google Earth, GIS, and three dimensional modeling. We will also discuss the challenges related to spatial metadata.

Jennifer Jones is the Head of Collections and Lesley Kadish is Curator of Digital Maps and GIS at the Minnesota Historical Society. Leah Ujda is Metadata Librarian at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center.