Here it is! The schedule for GIS Day @Stanford, 2016. It’s a work in progress, but only small changes to times will be made, at this point. 

This year’s events will be split between two venues. In the morning we will meet at the Hartley Conference Center, in Mitchell Earth Sciences Building, and after lunch (on the Mitchell Patio), we will reconvene at The David Rumsey Map Center at Green Library.

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Wednesday, November 16 • 1:40pm - 1:50pm
Kindred London: Turning London's Streets from the 17th to the 20th century into Digital Data.

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“Kindred London” is the main element in the second phase of development for the digital humanities project Kindred Britain ( http://kindred.stanford.edu ).


This new work involves creating a cutting-edge interactive mapping experiment centered on 17th-20th century London. Our field of study is the British capital as it existed between two massive conflagrations, the Great Fire of 1666 and the Blitz of 1940. We use as canvases four extraordinarily beautiful maps of the city:

  • Ogilby and Morgan’s London &c. actually Survey’d (1682)
  • John Rocque’s A plan of the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark, and the contiguous buildings... (1745)
  • C. and J. Greenwood’s, Map of London, from an actual Survey made in the Years 1824.1825 & 1826, 2nd edn. (1830)
  • the Ordnance Survey’s five feet to the mile mapping of London (1893-95).

Our goal is to bring advanced computational and visualization techniques, such as route-finding, to the study of the past and to the history of mapped spaces. And for us success means not so much providing clear-cut, analytic answers to specific research questions, as it does in enabling something more poetic, speculative and open-ended. On a foundation of deep scholarship, we want our users to explore the vanished world of London in a way that is almost like a subjective, physical experience.


Stanley Gu

Stanley Gu is an Undergraduate at Stanford University

Wednesday November 16, 2016 1:40pm - 1:50pm PST
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University Library Green Library, Stanford University, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305