Geo-tagging Collections

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,868
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Digitization/Online Information Access
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships.

Appropriation Language

History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$32,868
Direct expenses
$32,868
Project Overview

Partner: The Minnesota Geospatial Information Office

In the spring of 2013, students and the general public will be able to choose a specific place on an online map of Minnesota and historical images and information related to that spot will automatically appear. The site will give students and the general public a deeper knowledge of the history of particular places in the state. Geo-tagging staff has been adding geographical markers to more than 300,000 of the Society's historic photographs, maps and artifacts.

Project Details
For the first time, students and the general public will be able to choose a specific place on an online map of Minnesota and historical images and information related to that spot will automatically appear. This new web site, developed by the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office and the Minnesota Historical Society, will launch in early 2012. The site will give students and the general public a deeper knowledge of the history of particular places in the state. Geo-tagging staff have been adding geographical markers to more than 100,000 of the Society's historic photographs, maps and artifacts.
Project Manager
Salutation
Ms.
First Name
Lesley
Last Name
Kadish
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3275