March 30, 2015

Contact: Jeanine Scaramozzino

Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library to Present ‘Historic San Luis Obispo Shared Through GIS’ April 30

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly natural resources and environmental sciences lecturer David Yun will present “Historic San Luis Obispo Shared Through GIS” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 30, in the Kennedy Library, Room 111-C.

According to Yun, who is also San Luis Obispo’s geographic information services supervisor, much historical information exists solely as paper documents, making the information difficult to access and use. He will discuss how the scanning of historic maps and documents using GIS tools has provided new ways to visualize and connect to information from the past.

Yun will also demonstrate online mapping and Web apps to show users how to find and view historic buildings, chart the growth of San Luis Obispo over the decades, and compare side-by-side maps of San Luis Obispo today with how it appeared more than 100 years ago.

The free public event is hosted by Cal Poly’s Data Studio at Kennedy Library. For more information, go to:

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