Coordinator, Geospatial Services
Curator of Modern Political
and Historical Collections
Historical atlases and gazetteers have long proved invaluable to scholars examining phenomena with a time-space dynamic. By leveraging geospatial technologies to link spatial features with archive and library collections, historical atlases can be transformed into digital databases and tools for researchers. This presentation discusses recent trends in addressing spatial history with technology and shares the concept, methods, intended outcomes, and challenges of a current project at Emory University Libraries in (re)mapping early 20th century Atlanta.