Spatial History: Locating Early Settlers in the Cowichan Valley
When: Sunday, May 20, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: Newcombe Conference Hall, Royal BC Museum, Victoria
Cost: Free for members; $5 non-members
Guest Speaker: Jim Ward
In this presentation, historical geographer Jim Ward will demonstrate how he identified and located colonial settlers in the southern Cowichan Valley with a geographical information system [GIS]. He will discuss the context of his project, with reference to the settler process on Vancouver Island, colonial pre-emption laws, the 1862 Cowichan Expedition, and pioneer transportation routes. He will demonstrate an outcome of his research project, a dynamic ArcGIS map of early landowners.
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