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    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Via Zoom

    California Map Society
    Bay Area Map Group Meeting Summer 2021  


    Wednesday, August 18th 2021

    In Person 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm or

    Virtually 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


    • The Greatest American Disaster Map: Faden Fort Washington Map (1777), by Ron Gibbs

    • River-Runner Apps for Maps, by Fred DeJarlais

    • The work of local German military mapping units in Norway during World War II, by Heiko Mühr

    • The Metamorphosis of My Man Cave: How I built a map book library in my basement. (Tours will be offered on August 18 to in-person attendees.), by Tom Paper
    • ArcGIS Story Maps: how I summarized a CMS talk using a tool that weaves together maps, images and text, by Dan Scollon

    Meeting Format

    Participants may attend either in person or virtually.  The in-person portion will be held in San Francisco at Tom Paper's house, and will include an informal gathering prior to the presentations.


    Please register for this event, whether you are attending virtually or in-person, by following registration link at Bay Area Map Group Summer 2021

    In-Person Attendance

    If you would like to attend in-person, please register for this event, and then contact Mike Schembri (mikeschembri@yahoo.com) for more details.

    All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated.  We will host the mixer portion outdoors.  Following current CDC guidelines, we recommend that participants mask during the indoor portion from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.  Attendance to the in-person event will be limited.

    We will continue to monitor changes to guidelines and update any recommendations.  

    Please direct an additional questions to Mike Schembri (mikeschembri@yahoo.com) or Tom Paper (tom@websterpacific.com).

    • 25 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • via Zoom

    California Map Society
    Southern California Fall Conference 

    Saturday, September 25th, 9:00AM - 12:15PM Pacific

    Virtual Conference via Zoom

    Please click the REGISTER button to the left.

    Your confirmation email will provide the Zoom information.

    9:00AM Welcome 

    President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Courtney Spikes

    9:10AM | Medieval Understanding of the World. 

    Professor Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania, trustee of the New Chaucer Society and Director of the International Piers Plowman Society.  Presentation followed by Q&A.

    10:00AM | Indigenous Floridians in the Time Before Memory. 

    Professor Andrew Frank, Florida State University, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves and the Founding of Miami (2017).  Presentation followed by Q&A.

    10:50AM Break 

    11:00AM Breaking the Third Wall: Going Beyond Traditional Hillshade. 

    Mr. Sean Conway, Orthoimagery Technical Expert, transforming vintage maps into stunning three-dimensional relief by meticulously rendering elevation data with new technologies.  Presentation followed by Q&A.

    11:50AM | Closing

    President Ron Gibbs and Vice President Courtney Spikes

    12:00-12:15PM Membership Social 

    REGISTRATION:  Because we are using a Zoom format, all attendees are asked to register in advance.

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