The PROV Map Warper: finding historic maps and plans using contemporary placenames.
Why should you need to know obscure historic placenames to find historic maps? Not everyone knows that Cut Paw Paw and Doutta Galla are located nearby or overlap the modern day locations of Keilor and Essendon! With Map Warper you can search by Keilor and come across these historically named gems from the past. Read all about it here! https://www.archivozmagazine.org/en/asa-letourneau-map-warper-public-record-office-victoria/ Recently we just added an annotation tool to the service to make searching for maps even easier.
We’re really excited to welcome Asa Letourneau from Public Record Office Victoria to help us with Map Warper. This marks Asa’s 18th year with PROV having started developing and installing physical exhibitions and helping out with internal and external loans, travelling exhibitions and also a bit of public programs. He then moved in digital projects where he got very excited by the internet and the potential to bring memory organisations much closer together and increase access to their resources. Since 2013 he has been predominantly working in the online engagement and communications team developing new services that increase researchers use of and engagement with the records we hold in our 100 shelf kms of repository.
This will be a hybrid meeting and as usual our guest speaker’s presentation will begin at 7.30 followed by our business meeting. Members and friends of the family history group are welcome to attend in person or contact our secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a Zoom link.