Day: March 21, 2012

Upcoming Language Mapping Workshop: An Introduction to the LL-MAP Scholar’s Workbench

The Institute for Language Information and Technology (ILIT) at Eastern Michigan University invites any interested students and faculty for a mapping tutorial on April 13, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in Halle Library Room 111. This tutorial will introduce the LL-MAP database and provide a hands-on demonstration of the LL-MAP Scholar’s Workbench.

LL-MAP (Language and Location: A Map Accessibility Project, is a database of maps with geospatially-referenced information about existing languages.  LL-MAP also includes a user-friendly online interface which organizes linguistic, geographic and social sciences information into customizable map layers.  Scholars and students can use the newly-updated database interface to query and compare language maps, draw new hypotheses about language, layer different maps together, and even share a map on Facebook!

Another feature of LL-MAP that has recently been released is the Scholar’s Workbench.  In this workspace, scholars can upload their own data or use existing datasets to create new maps showing their hypotheses about linguistic phenomena. In this workshop, we will be demonstrating the possibilities of this dynamic and user-friendly uploading facility. In a hands-on demonstration, participants will go through the process of turning data into a language map by uploading a data set as well as styling and describing it.

Registration is free but space is limited. Please go to the following web address to register:

For questions, contact Amy Brunett ([email protected]).

April 13, 2012, 11 AM –1 PM
Halle Library, EMU, Room 111

About the LL-MAP database…..11:00-11:15
How the Scholar’s Workbench works…..11:15-11:30
The Uploader in action: Hands-on demo…..11:30-12:30