Introduction to Mapping Histories


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​Ben Manley, Research Specialist at Rotorus Lakes Council will present this lecture titled “Introduction to Mapping Histories” and demostrate the use of free, basic, online tools that combine maps with text, images or video to create interactive, visual narratives to illustrate your family history.  


When it comes to presenting family history, people are more likely to be captivated by moving, visual storytelling rather than a giant chart or embroidered scroll of names.  

Online presentations also have the advantage of being easily shared so relatives can view them instantaneously.  

Ben’s lecture will introduce basic GIS concepts and show examples of map-based storytelling such as biographical, family and iwi histories.  There is no requirement to book for the lecture.

Ben will run a follow-on workshop for those that would like some hands-on tuition but these spaces are limited so it would pay to book early.  ​​​BOOK HERE

Ben.jpgBen has been a popular speaker every time he gives a talk at the Library and has given many informative talks on Rotorua History, Māori Land Court Research, the Fenton Agreement and the Te Arawa Soldiers Memorial.  

Introduction to Mapping Histories 
will be at
5pm on Thursday 22 August 

in the Discovery Space on the 2nd floor.

Koha would be appreciated.

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