Rebecca Bartlett's picture


GIS and Digital Resources Librarian



Research Specialist: 

  • GIS


ML 122


613-520-2600 x4084




Research Interests: 

Rebecca's research interests include historical GIS (HGIS) and geographic events or developments mapped over time to create animations. She has done some work comparing free online mapping tools and coding libraries (such as Leaflet).

Presentations and Publications: 

Whitney J, Bartlett R. Open Data + Open Source: Mapping electoral districts & MP voting records. Presented at: International Open Data Day; 2016 March 5, Ottawa, ON.

Whitney J, Bartlett R. “Hello, my name is…”: community meetups support professional development through informal, collaborative learning. Poster presented at: Annual Super Conference of the Ontario Library Association; 2016 Jan 28-30; Toronto, ON.

"Rewards and challenges of creating time-animated maps." CCA2015. Canadian Cartographic Association conference. Charlottetown, PE. 28 May 2015. Conference Presentation.

"Comparison of Free Online Mapping Tools" (with Joël Rivard). CARTO2014. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives conference. Montreal, QC. 19 June 2014. Conference Presentation.

"From Paper to Animation: Transforming Historical Maps into Time-Animated Presentations." CARTO2013. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives co-conference with Canadian Cartographic Association. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. 11 June 2013. Conference Presentation.

"From Paper to Animation: Transforming Historical Maps into Time-Animated Presentations." Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin 144 (Spring/Summer 2013): 9-10. Print.

Rev. of Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground, by Tom Koch. Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin 144 (Spring/Summer 2013): 65. Print.

Projects and Partnerships: 

Open Data Websites in Canada

Members of 41st Parliament, Second Session: Who Voted? Collaborative digital mapping project with Jennifer Whitney, Systems Librarian, Integration & Emerging Technologies at Carleton. Created for Open Data Ottawa, October 2015.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: Front Line Animation: a geographically accurate, time-animated visualization of the movements of the 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 1917. Individual student project completed during Advanced Diploma in GIS Technology (New Brunswick Community College 2012).