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Welcome to NACIS 2016 in Colorado Springs! This is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). See the schedule below and check out the NACIS website for more details.

The North American Cartographic Information Society, founded in 1980, is an organization comprised of specialists from private, academic, and government organizations whose common interest lies in facilitating communication in the map information community.
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Thursday, October 20 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Historical Perspectives

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Women Shaping the World: Women and Globes
Judith Tyner Geography Dept., CSU Long Beach
Globes today are looked at as toys or teaching aids for the elementary schools or as decorative objects for the home. But in the 18th and 19th centuries, globes were scientific instruments and while they were used in schools they were used to teach mathematical or astronomical geography; they were not mere toys. While the history of women in cartography has only recently begun to be studied, women's contributions to the creation of globes have been almost totally ignored. Yet women have been involved in globe making since at least the 18th century, there have been at least nine U.S. patents for globes and tellurians granted to women and globes were edited and sold by women. This paper looks at the history of women in globe making and at some specific women and their globes.
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The First Geologic Maps of the U.S.
John Lindemann, Consulting Geologist
In 1809 William Maclure - one of the first American geologists - published what is arguably the first geologic map of the United States. Over the next three decades this map, little changed with the exception of its topographic base, was republished in four iterations. To the modern earth science community these maps are largely unknown. What caused these seemingly pioneer maps to slip into near obscurity?
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Geohistory-Géohistoire Canada: Developing a partnership for historical GIS and mapping in Canada

Byron Moldofsky, GIS and Cartography Office, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Marcel Fortin, Map and Data Library, University of Toronto
The Canadian Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) Partnership Development Project is a diverse group of geographers, historians, librarians, research NGOs, GIS companies, and members of the public. We are working to improve our collective ability to research historical subjects using GIS, and map them, primarily on the web. We are reaching out to the larger HGIS community to consolidate knowledge about what kinds of resources are currently available, and what will be needed in the future - not only to build historical GIS data and tools, but also to facilitate collaboration and data-sharing. In the first year of this two-year project we are laying the groundwork by reviewing current capabilities and needs, including doing a user needs survey for HGIS web-mapping. This presentation will present preliminary results from this study, and will discuss plans for pilot projects in the coming year.
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Historical Geocoding and the City - 10 Minute Talk
Michael Page, Emory University
Matthew Pierce, Emory University
Alan Pike, Emory University
Jason Yang, Emory University
The Digital Lab of Emory's Center for Digital Scholarship produced a 3D geodatabase and geocoder of circa 1930's Atlanta, Georgia as part of its Atlanta Explorer Project which seeks to transform city directories and historical spatial data into geospatial tools and immersive visualizations for exploring the history of the city. This presentation discusses the methods used and lessons learned from the first phase of the project and how it has informed our strategy to produce geocoders for the years 1867-1930.
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Martha Bostwick

NSCC - Centre of Geographic Sciences


John Lindemann

Consulting Geologist
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Byron Moldofsky

Manager, GIS and Cartography Office, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Cartographic design, Webmapping, Historical GIS

Judith Tyner

Geography Dept., CSU Long Beach

Thursday October 20, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
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