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Lecture on “Applying Technology in the Search of Colonial Roads” by Dale Loberger

when: Sep. 7, 2014

A lecture on “Applying Technology in the Search of Colonial Roads of the Carolina Backcountry” by Dale Loberger will take place on Sunday, September 7 at 2 pm in the Joel Lane Museum House Visitors Center at 160 South Saint Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. Admission will be $16 for the general public and $11 for members of the Joel Lane Historical Society. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, and advanced payment is required. To purchase admission, go to the Eventbrite website by clicking here. Be sure to include the names of all in your party; nametags will serve as tickets. Tickets are non-refundable unless we must cancel the event.

Historic maps contain both fact and fantasy. Dales’s personal fascination with the contents of maps has led him on a surprising journey of fanciful curiosity and hardcore investigation. This presentation tells the story of how he was finally able to tease valuable information from old documents that were never intended to reveal such specifics. Through his quest, he learned an appreciation for the historic construction of maps to allow him to properly deconstruct them for use in modern Geographic Information System (GIS) technology. It describes his path of discovery through a unique application to ‘predict’ historic paths.

Dale is a Customer Account Manager at Bradshaw Consulting Services, Inc. His professional career has been involved directly in GIS - from programming and management to teaching and consulting and more. ESRI gave him an extensive background in GIS applications and a technological foundation which he uses in consulting that focuses on public safety applications of GIS especially in optimizing response for emergency situations. He also speaks at conferences on the topic of emerging trends in GIS and its application to emergencies.

His personal passions include history, and he has used GIS to help locate colonial roads through the Carolinas. He has spoken on this topic on NPR and the BBC. In addition, Dale has received his GISP, his Esri Certification as an ArcGIS Desktop Professional, First Responder certification, and EMT Basic certification. He also spends time following the intersection of GIS with social media and other developing technologies such as mobile GIS platforms with a focus toward their application in EMS and Gov2.0.

Lecture on “Applying Technology in the Search of Colonial Roads” by Dale Loberger
Lecture on “Applying Technology in the Search of Colonial Roads” by Dale Loberger
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Thank you for giving us a tour of the Joel Lane House.  I liked the chamber pot.