Stages Of Research
This concept of a local history map collection is innovative. Each map will be a ‘single canvas’, completing a picture of the local area that can only be achieved by combining data from various historical sources. The website delivery of digital files that can be created with different layers of cartographical detail is a creative way to share history with the public.
Add to the descriptions the methodology in the map design and the changing landscape that each map reveals and this becomes a valuable research tool. The website publication of map images will include full citations and statements about the composition. This will alert the general public to various documents held as local collections, including depositaries of aerial photography, cadastral surveys, real estate maps, and landscape images.