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Classifying historical business directory data: issues of translation between geographical and ethnographic contributions to a community PPGIS project - Ashley Dhanani & David Jeevenrampillais,UCL

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Presentation given at the Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain - Past, Present & Future event in London on 7th March 2012. The event was organised as part of the JISC GECO project.

Presentation given at the Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain - Past, Present & Future event in London on 7th March 2012. The event was organised as part of the JISC GECO project.

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  • 1. Classifying historical business directory data:Issues of translation between geographical and ethnographic contributions toa community PPGIS project.Ashley Dhanani & David Jeevendrampillai Adaptable Suburbs Project www.ucl.ac.uk/adaptablesuburbs @AdaptableSuburb
  • 2. Why are suburbs important?What understanding do we have of the role of suburbs?What is going on in Policy/Politics?Adaptability?
  • 3. Structure of the talkMaterial Culture Heritage - Structure of the built environmentHistoric Business Directories - Use of the built environmentPPGIS: Community Maps - Meanings of the built environment
  • 4. Material Culture HeritageUnderstanding the urban built form through timeUsing network analysis we can gain insight into:– Movement– Co-presence in space– Implications of the changes in structure of space through time
  • 5. c.1875
  • 6. c.1875
  • 7. c.1915
  • 8. c.1965
  • 9. 2011
  • 10. Changing Built Form c.1915c.1875
  • 11. Making Historic Maps Usable
  • 12. We need vectors…
  • 13. Business Directory Information –Socio-economic use of the built environment
  • 14. Categorisation
  • 15. The Problem of Categorisation…Q – What is a Post Office? Financial Service? Depot? Retail? Community Service?
  • 16. Community Maps and Ethnography
  • 17. Conclusions - Changing the material forms of data - Informative gaps - Directs dialogue between disciplines
  • 18. Adaptable Suburbs Projectwww.ucl.ac.uk/adaptablesuburbs@AdaptableSuburbVictor BuchliRuthie CarlisleAshley DhananiClaire EllulSam GriffithsMuki HaklayDavid JeevendrampillaiLaura Vaughan