[ISHMap-List] 10-years of restoration to flood-damaged maps in Hawai'i

Tony Campbell tonycampbellockendon at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 17:09:07 CEST 2014

"Hamilton to wrap up flood restoration after 10 years" (Ely Madden for 
Kaleo.org, 1 October 2014)


A brief report on the 10-year restoration effort after a flood of the 
Hamilton Library and the Biomedical Science building of the University 
of Hawai'i, Mānoa in October 2004.As a result "approximately 350,000 
aerial pictures and rare maps were damaged and destroyed in the flood, 
some of which dated back 400 years."The team responsible "has spent the 
last 10 years tirelessly working on this project. With the help of 
Belfor USA, a company specializing in disaster recovery, they have 
managed to restore 57,000 maps and around 76,000 aerial photos."

One of the comments was that, because of the worldwide publicity, "the 
Boston Public Library created a machine to scan all of the materials in 
their map library after they learned of the flood."

Tony Campbell

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