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Utah Religious Architecture Photographs Project

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By Justin Sorensen

Collaboration is a powerful tool in the successful outcome of any project. Working together and providing methods for interacting, engaging, and contributing resources has the ability to expand collections and take projects in new directions. In today’s Map Monday release, we will be highlighting a new collection that you have the opportunity to contribute to, focusing on religious architecture photographs throughout Utah.

Utah Religious Architecture Photographs Project

The Utah Religious Architecture Photographs Project is a collection intended to display the history and variety of religious communities throughout Utah with photographs of existing and historical houses of worship. Intended as a crowd-sourced project, viewers are invited to participate in the development of this project by submitting photographs of religious buildings they encounter during their travels throughout Utah. In addition to presenting a collection of historic photographs, the collection will have the added ability to highlight how historic buildings are being repurposed over time.

To further enhance the development of this project, an interactive mapping application has been developed through collaboration with both the Marriott Library’s Digital Library and GIS Services, displaying locations and associated metadata related to each photograph submitted to the collection. As th collection continues to grow, so to will the interactive map with new updates being applied regularly as new content becomes available.

Interested in learning more about this project and how you can contribute to its development?

Interested in similar collaborative projects created by GIS Services? Check out these past Map Monday releases:

Interested in developing a similar project? Reach out to GIS Services to learn more.

About Map Monday Releases from GIS Services

Throughout the semester, GIS Services will be releasing bi-weekly maps on a variety of topics, demonstrating ideas and uses for incorporating geospatial technology into projects and research you are developing. To view our collection of maps, projects, or to learn more about the geospatial services offered through the J. Willard Marriott Library, please visit the GIS Services website @

Happy Mapping!

Justin Sorensen | GIS Specialist
Creativity & Innovation Services / GIS Services

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