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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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  • WELCOME: My name is Stewart Waller and I work for The Archaeology Data Service. So today I am going to give you a brief run through who we are and what we do, and an introduction to some of the potentially useful resources we have to offer. The ADS is a not-for-profit organisation housed here in the Kings Manor. We are part of the University and funded by various institutions such as English Heritage, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • WELCOME: My name is Stewart Waller and I work for The Archaeology Data Service. So today I am going to give you a brief run through who we are and what we do, and an introduction to some of the potentially useful resources we have to offer. The ADS is a not-for-profit organisation housed here in the Kings Manor. We are part of the University and funded by various institutions such as English Heritage, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

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  • 1. The past is a differentcounty: they map things differently thereMapping and Geospatial Data at the ADS Michael Charno
  • 2. Roadmap • Who we are and what we do • Our kinds of maps • Examples: • Searching across borders • Extracting location from text • Organising spatial data • What we want • Future directions09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 2
  • 3. Introduction to the ADS The Archaeology Data Service: • set up in 1996 • one of five AHDS subject centres • based within the University of York Funding: • initially received funding from •Arts and Humanities Research Board (now AHRC) •Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) • presently receives core funding from AHRC alongside a range of project-based funding.09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 3
  • 4. ADS Mission Statement: What we do Our remit: “To support research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources.” In practice this means three key things: •That ADS collect and preserve datasets •That we allow full, easy and free access to these •And that we additionally provide guidance and support to data creators09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 4
  • 5. Our Kinds of Maps09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 6
  • 6. Simplicity is Key • Web “GIS” isn’t realistic • Web “mapping” should provide context and/or a route into the data09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 12
  • 7. Issues Facing the ADS •Long term preservation •Usability •Proprietary technology •Licensing •Data!09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 13
  • 8. Example: Extracting location from text09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 15
  • 9. Example: Extracting location from text09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 16
  • 10. Example: Extracting location from text • KT/AT extraction and CDP matching Records (3991) 3388 records (85%) – cp. (85%) for WP2, Grey Lit. • After lookup using EDINA’s Records (3991) 268 (6.7%) – only 30 with unresolved place names09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 17
  • 11. Grey Lit Usage09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 20
  • 12. What Do We Want!? • Service to resolve placenames for our future NLP • Historic placenames • Spatial queries • Historic boundaries09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 22
  • 13. Future Directions • WMS Publishing & Consumption •Linked Data & GeoSPARQL09/03/12 http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk 23
  • 14. Follow us on Twitter:@ADS_Update @ADS_ChatterFollow us on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/archaeology.data.service Thank You http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk Michael Charno