Geolocating and Visualizing Historic Images

Support CSU curriculum/research by facilitating access to archival data
Improve discovery and exploration of archival data by enabling geospatial search
Enhance existing collections in Mountain Scholar, CSU’s digital repository.

For a representative sample, the intern will identify suitable archival objects from the following collections to enrich with spatial metadata:
– Reservoirs, ditches, and irrigable lands across Larimer County and the Cache la Poudre River Watershed.
– Reservoirs, ditches, and irrigation systems from modern projects in the 1960s and 1980s in Montezuma County in southwestern Colorado depicting water acreage and capacities used in irrigation along with industrial and municipal use.
– Blueprints and negatives of CSU’s built environment starting in 1881 through 2006, covering academic, research, and athletic facilities, greenhouses, labs, and extension facilities. Accompanying these blueprints are negatives and print photographs of these buildings from a variety of perspectives, starting in 1879 through 2006. It also includes aerials of campus.

Once enriched, this subset of archival objects will be spatially aware enabling them to be added to a web map and offer an alternate mode of access over traditional text-based search and facets.

Improve accessibility of archival data through geospatial search and exploration.

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