Projects to increase the discoverability and accessibility of collections
A collaborative project across Big Ten Academic Alliance schools to assemble digitized map and geospatial metadata in one place with geographic and keyword searching
A project to inventory, preserve and make more accessible geospatial datasets housed in Penn State University Libraries
A project to inventory what types of maps and geospatial content are present in Penn State Libraries electronic resources, with special focus on resources that are subscribed to by the Penn State Libraries.
A project to identify historic maps and geospatial datasets to provide comprehensive thematic and temporal coverage from the period 1800 to the present day.
Projects to demonstrate the use of maps, geospatial information and tools
A national-scale effort to quantify the climate risks to libraries and archives in support of planning and adaptation efforts
A collaborative project to use the latest geospatial and data visualization tools to efficiently update the elevation profiles for the newest edition release of the Pennsylvania Mid State Trail Guide
A statistical and geographic analysis on how dropout rates, graduation rates, and college-bound rates were affected during the Philadelphia education crisis.
These projects created by departmental Maps and GIS Assistants highlight different uses of ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro software to illustrate connections to library resources, discipline-specific content, and helpful web resources.
This project highlights the use of Office of Strategic Services (OSS) maps created during the World War II timeframe, which capture multiple themes, such as political, cultural, and economic, from a selection of international locations. This project aims to showcase different types of layers that can be created from these maps, along with how content can be collectively presented through and ArcGIS Online application.
Projects to create geospatial datasets of broad interest and high value
A project to quantify the geometric accuracy of historic Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps relative to the horizontal positional accuracy of contemporary geospatial data base layers used to georeferenced them
A project to inventory local government aerial photography resources and develop and implement semi-automated methods to georeference and perform distortion correction of digitized historic aerial photographs of Pennsylvania suitable for change analysis in combination with contemporary orthophotography
A project to georeferenced and vectorize building footprints and land use information from Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of State College, PA
A project to map the demographic information contained on U.S. Census and Penn State student directories using Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
This project investigated a publicly accessible dataset to determine what added content, information, or restructuring could enable greater use and discovery of the dataset as a valuable resource. This project focused on the USGS National Structures Dataset.
Projects to Develop Map and Geospatial Services
A page describing ongoing efforts to develop and offer geospatial consultation services in support of research, teaching, and learning at Penn State