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Workshop to learn to layer old maps over modern maps.

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Hands-On Map Tools


September 25 10-12 PDT

Presented by 

Melinda Kashuba


The event is presented online via Zoom

Do you admire those layered historical maps that exist on Google Earth? Do you wish that you could do that for your research locations too? Then, this session is for you. Building upon the previous lecture, we will georectify (place and pin) an old map over a modern map represented by Google Earth. This session includes a hands-on practice with tips along the way to get you started on georectifying your own favorite maps. Please note: if you want to participate in the practice, you will need to download Google Earth Pro on Desktop prior to this presentation. The process shared will not work on tablets or cell phones. The link to the free Google Earth Pro on Desktop (far right choice) download (works on both PC or Mac) is: https://www.google.com/earth/versions/

Please create or log into a Google account for this workshop.

The event will take place via Zoom. If you join, please sign in early to make sure you are able to see the program.  We will send you instructions the night before, and a reminder shortly before the event, which will give you access. Our remote classes now have live closed captioning. When registering, use an email address you will be checking. Please note all times are Pacific Daylight Time

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

This event is presented live. Some events may be recorded for internal use only.

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 Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited so register early to confirm your spot.

CGS members enjoy reduced admission, $10.00*.

Non-member admission fee is $15.00*.

You can purchase a $45 one-year CGS Basic membership when you check out. To sign up for other membership options go to our web page: CGS Membership application


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