Rebecca Bartlett's picture


GIS and Digital Resources Librarian


Research Support Services

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 using coding libraries (such as Leaflet and D3.js) for creating interactive online maps.

Presentations and Publications: 

Bartlett R, Beck G, Brodeur J, Ford T, Hayes G, Oeste S. Digitally mapping the First World War: a roundtable discussion. Presented at: Canadian Military History Colloquium; 2017 May 5, Waterloo, ON.

Bartlett R. Rev. of Managing Digital Cultural Objects, edited by A Foster and P Rafferty. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 11.2 (2016). DOI: 10.21083/partnership.v11i2.3822.

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.

Bartlett R. Rewards and challenges of creating time-animated maps. Presented at: Canadian Cartographic Association conference; 28 May 2015, Charlottetown, PE.

Bartlett R, Rivard J. Comparison of Free Online Mapping Tools. Presented at: Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives conference; 19 June 2014, Montreal, QC.

Projects and Partnerships: 

The Battle of Vimy Ridge: known and estimated battalion locations on April 9, 1917. Ongoing geographic visualization project in collaboration with Trevor Ford, PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Mapping the Resettlement - Uganda Collection

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).