Alex Stinson, GLAM-Wiki Strategist for the Wikimedia Foundation, will be visiting Stanford University on January 30, 2018. As a part of Alex's visit, he will be giving a presentation on GLAM-Wiki, Wikidata, and global knowledge and leading an Introduction to Wikidata workshop. More details about each event follow.
Blog topic: Digital library
There are two breakthrough technologies catching fire on campus these days. One of them, CRISPR-Cas9, is changing our relationship to the physical world through gene editing. The other, Artificial Intelligence (AI), is changing how we generate, process and analyze information.
AnaLyse diachronique de l'espace urbain PArisien: approche GEomatique (ALPAGE), is a geohistorical research program aimed at producing data and tools for analyzing the long-term relationships between spaces and societies in pre-industrial Paris.
The Stanford Libraries has added article search capabilities to its online catalog and resource discovery environment, SearchWorks. Stanford students, faculty, and patrons world-wide can now search a database of over 300 million journal articles, ebooks, patents, book chapters, newspaper articles, reports, and other high-quality scholarly resources from over 80,000 journals and other sources. SearchWorks Articles+ is now live at https://searchworks.stanford.edu/articles.
Last week I spent 3 days at Google for their annual Google Earth Engine Summit, learning about new features and applications of their Google Earth Engine technology. If you haven’t seen Google Earth Engine, I encourage you to go to https://earthengine.google.com and use the signup link to get an account. It’s absolutely free for non-commercial use and it’s capabilities are pretty mind-blowing.
Faculty, staff, and students affiliated with Stanford University can now find and access GIS vector shapefile data for Baghdad, Iraq using the EarthWorks discovery platform.
Created by LeadDog Consulting, this collection contains layers representing city streets, land use, points of interest, bodies of water, airports, neighborhoods, and railroads from 2010.