Discussion and development of gazetteers and related resources.
SIG Coordinator: Wolfgang Schmidle
I’ve used WOF and I’ve been following the project.
The idea of having places associated to polygonal boundaries is really great, but I’m not sure how they are currently performing the alignments towards other gazetteers. The updates on the “regular” place types have also been somewhat slow, and it seems that they are mostly focusing on…[Read more]
Picking up this old thread – I wonder if anyone has been working with Who’s On First (mentioned above, lives here, made by Mapzen)?
@bgmartins – Do you have further experience with WOF? I’m intrigued by their efforts to play nicely with other gazetteers/records, and the potential for incorporating more historical data.
I am a member of the TIR-FOR online Project and I’m glad to share our project with you.
The TIR online Project is a Roman World Detailed Gazetteer and it consists on the digitalization of the fundamental information about the roman sites in a large database, under unified criteria and with visibility into a single open access p…[Read more]
Sorry to respond so late, but you might want to speak to Johan Åhlfeldt. His Regnum Francorum Online project (which in many ways was a precursor to the Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire and which he still updates) has an gazetteer which may well be of interest even if its quite a lot earlier than 1789.
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All the best
+1 for “when”, then
Looking at the link you sent, @kgeographer, GeoJSON seems to go for “at”, or “start”/”end”, respectively. (As mentioned above, I’m fine with this terminology if it’s “encapsulated” in the context of an object.) And there’d always be room for more fine-grained dating along the lines of start/latest_start.
Thx for the…[Read more]
It might be a good idea to look at the TEI attributes which are provided for dates:
@when (date point)
@from (starting point of a duration)
@to (ending point of a duration)
@notBefore (the earliest possible date)
@notAfter (the latest possible date)
All allow the usual YYYY, YYYY-MM and YYYY-MM-DD content.
Nice and important discussion! I have been following it as I rush around the Balkans in tourist mode, only now pausing for a day. Some comments interleaved…
to add some more context, now that I’m back in the office There have been some E-Mail discussions going on recently about practices for publishing gazetteer data as GeoJSON. I’d very…
to add some more context, now that I’m back in the office There have been some E-Mail discussions going on recently about practices for publishing gazetteer data as GeoJSON. I’d very much like to see this happen! However, GeoJSON only standardizes the representation of the geometry, and provides the container structure (as it…[Read more]
Hi & thanks @jsgros for kicking off the discussion on the this forum!
I’ll add a few additional thoughts tomorrow (I’m working my way towards a paper deadline, so a bit limited in time). But with regard to dates: the general agreement in other Pelagios “specs” (and implementations) is that both integer years and ISO dates are supported, using…[Read more]
If dates are to be included, could I plead that they be specified as ISO-8601 or (my slight preference) W3C (https://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime)? That would mean leading zeroes in the examples shown. Some thought would have to be given to the issue of calendars; the standards are based on Gregorian, which would be proleptic for many projects.
Working on providing GeoJSON access to Atλaς, I ask Rainer to give me some help on the best practice.
If I understood well an example should be as follow:
“close_matches”: [ “http://sws.geonames.org/3731811” ],
“exact_matches”: [ “…[Read more]
Folks may be interested to learn of a new online Heritage Gazetteer of Libya:
Developed by Charlotte Roueché, Valeria Vitale and Hafed Walda in conjunction with the Society for Libyan Studies and King’s Digital Laboratory, the HGL provides a simple tool for identifying heritage sites in Libya – from all periods of hi…[Read more]
Hello Gazetteer colleagues,
I am affiliated with a DH project on the French Book Trade in the 18th c. and we are beginning to develop a plan to create a historical gazetteer for pre-1789 place names in France. I’m aware of researchers in France working on a Revolution-era gazetteer, but thought I would check in here to see if anyone knows of…[Read more]
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