I’ve submitted our second entry to this year’s LibraryHack competition – a PivotViewer collection of historical Queensland Estate maps. The application can be viewed here: http://rem.soulsolutions.com.au/. If you like our entry you can tweet and Facebook like it here: http://libraryhack.org/2011/05/22/historical-real-estate-maps-pivot/
Soul Solutions has taken the State Library of Queensland’s collection of digitized estate maps, advertising new housing estates in Queensland from the early to mid 20th Century. 165 of these have been digitized in the collection that can be found here: http://data.gov.au/dataset/real-estate-maps/
The maps are predominantly from Brisbane but also cover some regional areas of Queensland such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
We have chosen to visualise these using an enhanced version of the Microsoft PivotViewer control, from LobsterPot Solutions, that allows us to presents 100’s of things at once and visualise them in a way that can add value by allowing multiple ways to filter and sort the collection and view details and metadata while showing the estate map image in a “zoomable” format.
Here’s a quick video demonstrating the application or you can watch it on YouTube here :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RpauKnxp2w&feature=channel_video_title