Recogito is a Web-based tool that makes it easy to identify and record the places referred to in historical texts, maps and tables. Recogito has features dedicated to both stages of the annotation workflow:
i) a geotagging area, for identifying place names in digital texts, tabular documents or high-resolution maps;
ii) a georesolving area, for mapping those place names to a global gazetteer, supported by an automated suggestion system.
Recogito also provides basic features for cataloguing and managing documents and their metadata, as well as viewing annotations, usage statistics and bulk-downloading annotation data.
Pelagios Commons is documenting Best Practices and practical solutions for annotating place references in texts, images and tables by means of an editable ‘Cookbook‘. This currently resides on our GitHub pages, where we also host the open source code for all software developed by the project.
Pelagios Map Tiles
Pelagios map tiles depict notable place names (settlements, regions and physical features) against a high resolution topography for a range of historical periods. They are released under open license for use in other applications and services, providing a contextual backdrop for historical data.