Project

Title
Miscellaneous Milwaukee and Wisconsin  
Geographic Area
Milwaukee and Wisconsin  
Organization
American Geographical Society Library  

Descriptive Information

Url
http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/diglib/maps/index.cfm  
Status
In-Process  
Publisher
varied  
Metadata Compiled
Yes  
Metadata Format
ContentDM  
Num Items
1000  
Scale
differ  
Years
1452 - 1970
Description
The American Geographical Society Library (AGSL) Digital Map Collection showcases maps from around the world. The cartography featured in this collection spans the globe from the 15th to 21st centuries, featuring maps held at the American Geographical Society Library. Expansion of this digital collection continues as maps are added on a regular basis into the website for viewing. The American Geographical Society Library houses one of North America's largest geography and map collections. The Library's former center of operations was in New York City, until it was transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries in 1978. The Society was created in the 1850's in order to collect geographical and statistical information in a library as a collection of maps, charts, and instruments. Currently, the American Geographical Society Library has an extensive collection of worldwide maps, atlases, books, journals, pamphlets, photographs, slides, landsat images, and digital spatial data. The Digital Project -- The maps were scanned at 300 dpi resolution using a large format scanner Colortrac 4280 in the American Geographical Society Library. Digital master files in the TIFF format serve as a source for JPEG2000 images presented in CONTENTdm software. Users can browse, pan, and zoom into the map files using JPEG2000 high resolution images. The records were built with CONTENTdm digital media management software using Dublin Core metadata.  

Technical Information

Download Available
No  
File Format (Original Scan)
jpeg2000  
File Format (Display)
 
Resolution
300 ppi  
Compression Ratio
 
Image Management Software
Photoshop  
Geo Referenced
No  
Rectified
No  
Willing to share your grant proposal?
Yes  

Contact Information

Organization
American Geographical Society Library  
Name
Angie Cope  
E-Mail
acope@uwm.edu  
Phone
414-229-6282