Temporal concepts and vocabularies, including periods and events, are a natural counterpart to geographic places.
Although the temporal component is sometimes ignored in place gazetteers, it is desirable to find ways in which place and period gazetteers can work together and inform each other. This may lead to a unified data model for place gazetteers and period gazetteers based on spatio-temporal entities, such as the extent of a given city at a particular moment. This temporal component fits closely with the place-based goals of Pelagios, but it has not yet been fully integrated into the Pelagios environment.
Therefore this working group aims to:
* Create a directory of existing LOD period gazetteers, standards, and data models, so that Commons members know where to find these resources;
* Develop simple rules for working with these period gazetteers and developing new ones, in terms of both adding data and using identifiers in local datasets
* Promote the connection of LOD gazetteers for periods to each other and to LOD gazetteers for places.
Working Group Coordinators: Adam Rabinowitz & Wolfgang Schmidle