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Barcelona nls-maps-api-print

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  • 1. Opening historical maps for community mashups - a case study of the NLS Historical Maps API KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo 300 KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo 500 KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo 700 Petr Pridal <petr.pridal@klokantech.com> Chris Fleet <c.fleet@nls.uk> ICA DigiCartoHeritage, Barcelona, April 2012
  • 2. Historical Maps API• Target: promote the use of historical maps in online mashups• Encourage people to use the historical maps in their own web and mobile applications• New use cases and community usage• Powerful publishing technology• Released: April 2010: usage, impact http://geo.nls.uk/maps/api/
  • 3. http://geo.nls.uk/maps/api/
  • 4. <html> Simple to use... JavaScript• Copy&paste embedding in 3rd party websites • with a zoom to a given place name • with a zoom to given coordinates • automatically detected position• Examples for Google Maps API, OpenLayers, Bing• Open for iPhone / iPad / Android application• OpenStreetMap community / geo geeks• The “base map” for other NLS map applications http://geo.nls.uk/maps/api/
  • 5. MapTiler.org Technology MapTiler.com TileServer.com• MapTiler (http://www.maptiler.com/)• Rendering of a seamless maps from large number KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo 300 KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo Sans 50 of GeoTiffs , complete UK coverage (street level) KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo 500 KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo Sans 50• Power of MultiCore CPUs / clusters / clouds KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo 700 KLOKAN TECHNOLOGIES - Museo Sans 70• Unique and cheap publishing technology: possible multiple servers with failover• Available for other mapping projects / large maps / aerial photos / virtual globes
  • 6. Choice of MapsOut of copyright / complete UK coverage.1:1 million, Great Britain, 1933Quarter-inch to the mile, Scotland, 1921-1923Quarter-inch to the mile, England and Wales,1919-1921One-inch to the mile, Popular edition, Scotland,1920-1930One-inch to the mile, New Popular edition, Englandand Wales, 1945-1947
  • 7. GeoreferencingUsed ArcGIS - followed workflow described at:http://geo.nls.uk/urbhist/guides_georeferencingarcgis.html
  • 8. Impact and statistics• May 2010 to February 2011 (22 months) the API has recorded: • 841,000 visits - up to 1 million people! • 1,462,000 page views• Hundreds of web sites where maps appear• Mobile applications created by 3rd parties• Impact on new communities, OpenStreetMap, ...
  • 9. Usage trends
  • 10. User Communities : Outdoor LeisureWheres the Path - http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm - 388,000 views
  • 11. User Communities : Outdoor LeisureOutside Maps (iPhone/iPad) Otopia OS Maps app (Windows Phone)
  • 12. User Communities : Outdoor Leisure
  • 13. User Communities: Dartmouth Tors
  • 14. User Communities : Photography
  • 15. User Communities : Archaeology 1
  • 16. User Communities: Archaeology 2
  • 17. User Communities : Local History
  • 18. User Communities: Family History 1
  • 19. User Communities: Family History 2 Borders Family History Society - www.bordersfhs.org.uk/
  • 20. User Communities : Specialist History
  • 21. User Communities : Road History
  • 22. User Communities : Road History
  • 23. User Communities: Historic Buildings
  • 24. User Communities : Education
  • 25. User communities - Open Street Map http://maps.openstreetmap.ie/oocmaps.html
  • 26. NLS usage – Geoserver / Openlayers
  • 27. NLS usage – GeoReferencer
  • 28. NLS usage – Mosaic Viewer
  • 29. NLS usage – Mosaic Viewer
  • 30. NLS usage – Mosaic Viewer
  • 31. New NLS Georeferenced Layers - 2012http://geo.nls.uk/search/mosaic/
  • 32. Future• NLS support for API• Usage logging forlarge/commercial users• Google Ads?• New licensed /subscription-basedhistoric layers?
  • 33. Thank you! http://geo.nls.uk/maps/api/ http://www.nls.uk/ http://www.klokantech.com/Chris Fleet, National Library of Scotland, and Petr Pridal, Klokan Technologies GmbH

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