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ALA Mid-Winter MAGIRT sponsored Field trips and Dinner

Iris Taylor, MAGIRT

Friday, January 25, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

ALA Mid-Winter MAGIRT sponsored Field trips and Dinner

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Type End Quantity
RSVP--Tours and Dinner
Select this ticket if you plan to attend both tours (Kroll Map Company and University of Washington) plus dinner at Thackeray
Ended Free  
RSVP--Kroll Map Company Tour Only
Select this ticket, if you plan to attend the Kroll Map Company Tour Only--indicate yes or no regarding your attendance at dinner
Ended Free  
RSVP--University of Washington Only
Select this ticket if you plan to attend the University of Washington Tour Only--indicate yes or no regarding your attendance at dinner
Ended Free  
RSVP--Dinner ONLY: Thackeray
Select this ticket, if you plan to only meet the group for dinner
Ended Free  

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Event Details

Friday, January 25, 2019, MAGIRT is sponsoring two tours during the ALA Mid-Winter Conference in Seattle, Washington.

Participants can sign up for one or both tours. Space is limited. 

The first MAGIRT sponsored tour:

Kroll Map Company, 2700 3rd Avenue   Schedule: 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Join your fellow MAGIRTers for a historical tour of the 1911 Kroll Map Company is a tradition of quality cartography, where the previous name was the Anderson Map Company and the Washington Blueprint Company. The Kroll Map Company is one of the oldest businesses in Seattle. It was established long ago when maps were drawn with quill pens on starched linen, and map images were captured on glass plates exposed to sunlight and field checks were performed on horseback.

Since its inception the Kroll Map Company has focused on custom mapping for real estate and local government and publishing numerous general map products. 

The second MAGIRT sponsored tour:

 University of Washington Library Map Collection and GIS Lab. Additional presentation of Gaihozu maps. Schedule: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Join your fellow MAGIRTers as our host, Matthew Parsons, Geospatial Data Maps Librarian, leads us on an informative tour of the University of Washington Library Map Collection and GIS Lab, located at the Suzzallo Library. In addition to this tour, we will also enjoy a presentation by Asuza Tanaka, Japanese Studies Librarian, on the library's collection of Gaihozu, very rare and unique Japanese imperial maps.

 Following the tours, please make plans to attend: MAGIRT Dinner – 6:30 - 8:00 pm

On Friday evening, January 25, 2019, plan to meet up with your fellow MAGIRTers to gather at Thackeray located in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood. This restaurant offers a diverse menu with something to offer for everyone.Address: 3400 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Please remember: Transportation to and from both tours and dinner are on your own, as is the cost of your dinner.

Public transportation information:

Point of departure: Convention Center to Kroll Map Company; Cost: about $2.75; Time: takes about 10 mins. Here's a link: https://goo.gl/maps/PQvsgX3WEPt

Point of departure: Kroll Map Company to the University of Washington Station; Cost: about $5.50; Time: about 30 minutes. It requires a short bus ride from Kroll to a downtown light rail station that will then take folks to the UW light rail station. See the Google maps link here: https://goo.gl/maps/d9hZ4qTkZws. From the UW Station to the Suzzallo Library will require a walk thru campus. 

Campus Maps - University of Washington

other options: Hire a taxi, or Lyft, or Uber to take you to your destination.

Parking:

If you have a car and park on campus, the rate if $15/day, but you if you only stay for a couple hours, you get a partial refund. Plan on a minimum cost of $5.

https://facilities.uw.edu/transportation/park?ref=. The closest parking is the Central Plaza (Red Square) garage: http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/lndmk-2.

 Any questions, please contact: Iris Taylor, itaylor@loc.gov; (202) 707-8529 or (804) 304-8623 (cell)


Have questions about ALA Mid-Winter MAGIRT sponsored Field trips and Dinner? Contact Iris Taylor, MAGIRT

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Kroll Map Company

Seattle, WA

Friday, January 25, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)


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