Module 8 Assignment Maps

Module 8: Maps

I georectified a 1867 map of the Village of Red Hook (in the town I live), and then created a web app using the ARCGIS platform.

View Map Here

At Historic Red Hook, I’ve been doing a lot of mapping projects with our collection, since more people have been walking around recently to get out of the house. It’s been a way to put our collections in their pocket and make it relevant to them. I’ve always wanted to experiment with geo-rectified maps, so this was a lot of fun. I’d like to apply it to a project that I have been doing on the google maps platform (which google is theoretically going to be deleting):

Edmund Bassett’s Reminiscences

In 1926, Bassett wrote his memories about 19th and Early 20th century Village of Red Hook . I’ve plotted the locations he discusses, so being able to apply map layers would be a great addition to the project.

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The Esri map looks like it doesn’t have public sharing turned on, so I can’t see it.

That Basset map is great, that must have taken a ton of work! To make sure you don’t lose the work or have to redo it when you move platforms, you can use the little three dots icon at the top to “Download KML” and convert the KML to GeoJSON, which is a more widely used format. You can use MapBox to import a geojson of points (or lines or areas) the same way you can import a rectified map, and then style it and bring it into Observable. You can also import your geojson of points into ArcGIS, but you’re going to lose your license after one year, so that’s not a great long term option for the museum. (GeoJSONs can also have image urls associated with points regardless of the platform you decide to publish on, if that’s something of interest as well). In the Observable notebook I didn’t take the time to make the points clickable to see the description, but that’s pretty easy to do if you decide to go that way.

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