Category Archives: Uncategorized

Spring/Summer Conferences

Jon Voss will be participating at the following upcoming spring/early summer conferences. Follow LookBackMaps on Twitter to connect! March 15. SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX.  Innovating and Developing with Libraries, Archives and Museums. Leading panel with Michael Edson, Deborah Boyer and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

LookBackMaps in the National Archives AR Contest

The US National Archives is holding a very unique Augmented Reality Photo Contest through January 21, 2011, inviting people to mashup photos from the National Archive with real time photographs.  I figured there’s no better tool for that than the LookBackMaps … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

San Bruno: Disaster and Digital Artifacts

Like most people in the Bay Area, I’ve been watching the tragedy of the natural gas explosion in San Bruno on September 9 with great concern and sympathy. Focused on the current pain and suffering, I hadn’t really thought of the history of the area much, until an avid LookBackMaps user, Robert Bowdidge, posted a comment on an entry he had submitted months earlier from the San Bruno Public Library. It was a photo of the Crestmoor housing development sometime in the sixties, and the newly minted homes you can see in the foreground, he noted, “are the ones that were destroyed by the gas line explosion and subsequent fires on Sept. 9, 2010.” Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Announcing New Website for Civil War Data 150 Project

I’m proud to announce the launch this week of the new website for the Civil War Data 150 project (“CWD150″).  As we explain on the site, CWD150 is a collaborative project to share and connect Civil War related data across … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Vote for our SXSWi 2011 Panel!

Voting will be open through August 27 for the SXSW Panel Picker. Please take a minute to give us a thumbs up vote! Innovating & Developing with Libraries, Archives & Museums Organizer: Jon Voss, LookBackMaps Description: For centuries, libraries, archives, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Curating or crowdsourcing unconferences?

(Cross posted on THATCamp Bay Area) There are a lot of great things about being involved with THATCamp, and I’m super excited about having the opportunity to help organize THATCamp Bay Area October 9-10, 2010.  Not least of those great … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

LookBackMaps Summer Tour

I’ll be on a whirlwind of summer meetings/vacation/travel around the Midwest/East Coast, and may be coming to your town. Definitely drop me a line (jon at lookbackmaps dot net) to set up a get together or informational meeting about LookBackMaps, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment