Telluride's Library introduces Community Mapping Project, 5/9

Telluride's Library introduces Community Mapping Project, 5/9

[click “Play” to listen to Dan Collins talking about the Telluride mapping project]



Telluride map Telluride’s five-star Wilkinson Public Library and Telluride Institute board president Dan Collins introduces the region’s Community Mapping Project. The event takes place Monday, May 9, 6 p.m., in the Library’s Program Room. (Refreshments are served.)

Cartography is the study and practice of effectively communicating spatial information about reality in the form of maps. Dan’s cartographic explorations involve developing a set of maps that fold into the Telluride Institute’ s ongoing efforts around watershed and environmental education. But his current project pushes the boundaries of conventional map-making.
Dan plans to go beneath the surface to create an online map of local “artworks” – under the broadest possible definition of what that might involve –  and link the results to a webmap he is developing using interactive mapping software. Kind of like Google Earth, only deeper and better.

The means to Dan’s ends can only be achieved with a little help from his friends: local individuals and special interest groups are required to help him mine the hidden dimensions of the unique place we call home. The idea is to develop a map that shows what people think, create, and/or experience in Telluride. In effect, map our culture.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to Dan’s interview.

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