Community Collaboration with Open Source Web Mapping

Poster developed by: Kim Pham; University of Toronto iSchool

Open-source technologies are creating new avenues for community engagement. Web developer tools are empowering librarians and users alike.  This project utilizes open-source GIS and JavaScript libraries to visualize data from the Scarborough Historical Society photo collection in an interactive app.  Ongoing developments will invite users to contribute their own stories, comments, and pictures that build community history.  The success of this project led to its adoption as a teaching and literacy tool in the Scarborough Archives.  Learn the challenges and considerations for integrating open-source tools for service use.  Initial project designed for iSchool instructor and map librarian Marcel Fortin.

Checkout the original demo site for more information.

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