North Carolina State Highway Maps

The NCDHC sometimes collaborates with UNC’s North Carolina Map Collection by contributing maps that we digitize from other collections. I was just assigned a group of state highway maps to research and upload online. The Digital Production Center in Wilson Library has already digitized the oversize maps, and I am going to assign metadata to them. I started on one map today, opening the files to examine and search for metadata clues. Maps are a bit different from images in their metadata content, in that the geographic data is more detailed, and there is much more description. Most of the maps in this particular collection are very similar, and were all made by the state of North Carolina, so their metadata varies little. However, there is still a good amount of work to be done in identifying the coordinates, dates and descriptions. My goal is to have all of these maps completed and online by the end of December.


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