Thanks to all those who joined us at Carto 2017. Presentation slides can be found at https://osf.io/view/Carto2017
Digital Revolutions | Analog Renaissance
The digital revolution has brought about considerable change for both users and stewards of cartographic and geospatial information: Advances in imaging technologies have facilitated a mass digital migration of physical collections; the rise of “born digital” cartographic and geospatial information has transformed how collections are developed and used; and expanding mandates for open scholarship are actively changing the expectations for managing and distributing this information. While this “digital transition” has introduced novel opportunities for gathering, investigating and sharing, it has also presented a variety of new challenges to be addressed. In addition, the expansion of digital collections has not left their analog counterparts obsolete; rather, it has provided an opportunity for critical reflection on the role of physical collections, and their persisting value to research, pedagogy and public engagement.