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I am interested in hearing your perspective if you use, or would like to use, a GIS (geographic information system) in your work as music librarians, archivists, historians and scholars. I’ve taught some basic mapping workshops to undergraduates, graduate students, teaching faculty, and librarians. I’ve also attended workshops on QGIS and CartoDB, the first being a free and open source desktop application, the second an online mapping tool with a generous free tier. I’m mainly interested in cities, historical data and maps, and of course creating beautiful visualizations. I’d be happy to lead a basic workshop to take us through the steps of conceiving a spatial project, converting a spreadsheet into a map, and querying data. Alternately, I’d enjoy hearing from you about your mapping work or ambitions, and how it helps you to tell a story, find patterns, support data discovery by the public, create spatially linked records, reach new audiences, or just have fun. Please comment below if this sounds appealing to you.