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Member Monday — Digitizing the Chart Collection

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Join Cipperly Good for our February Member Monday presentation where we check out the new chart digitization rig. The PMM Collection is full of nautical charts with handwritten notes by navigators about the weather, events on board, and the best place to provision. These large charts are difficult to photograph at a high enough resolution to see these notations. Our solution was to build a camera rig that photographs the chart in smaller segments and “stitch” them together with software. We will give you a sneak peek into the process as we get these charts digitized and available on our website.

Member Mondays are included as a member benefit and feature intimate Zoom lunchtime programs presented by staff members. Beginning in 2024, Member Monday programs are scheduled January through April with one presentation from each of the following departments: Administration, Curatorial, Photo Archives, and Education. Not a member? Join here.

Photo: Cipperly Good, the Richard Saltonstall Jr. Curator of Maritime History, directs Matt Wheeler, the Digital Curator, to move the camera rig to the next position to capture a segment of a nautical chart.


February 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm