Exploring historical map applications

PRONI hosted a conference to launch PRONI's new Historical Maps viewer on 25 January 2017.

Exploring historical map applications

This conference brought together mapping experts and GIS/ historical map users from a range of sectors including Land and Property Services, Historic Environment Division and Queen's University, Belfast.  The programme included case studies demonstrating how historical maps have been used, for example as part of a cross-community development programme to engage young people with exploring the history and development of their local communities. 

Speakers included:

  • Janet Hancock (Deputy Head of Public Services, PRONI) on the PRONI Historical Maps viewer
  • Keith D Lilley (Professor of Historical Geography, QUB) on visualising and navigating historic landscapes using online mapping platforms
  • Kerrie Norton (Mapping and Charting Officer, Historic Environment Division, DfC) on mapping the historic environment
  • Gemma McNickle (Spatial NI Consultant, Land & Property Service, DoF) on Spatial NI for Heritage
  • Tony Murphy (Business & Marketing Manager, OSI Ireland) on GeoHive - a portal for all
  • Dr Brian Lambkin (Director, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies) and Dr William Roulston (Research Director, Ulster Historical Foundation) on PRONI historical maps and ‘The Home Place’: GIS and communities


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