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Talk at the Digital Classicist panel at the Classical Association conference, April 2007

Talk at the Digital Classicist panel at the Classical Association conference, April 2007

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  • 1. New approaches to ancient places: perceiving landscapes in ancient writings using geospatial computing Stuart Dunn CCH King’s College London Classical Association Conference Birmingham, 13th April 2007
  • 2. Georeferencing: basic principles
    • Informal : based on placenames
    • Formal : based on coordinates, or some other mathematical expression
    Benefits
    • Resolving ambiguity
    • Ease of access to data objects
    • Integration of data from heterogeneous sources
    • Resolving space and time
  • 3. Georeferencing: basic principles ANDROS 24.87 34.87
  • 4. Geographical Information Systems: (vector) GIS e.g. roads, rivers e.g. places e.g. countries, territories etc
  • 5. Feature types Alexandria Digital Library
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    • Μήλος
    “ ML” Milos Melos Milo
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  • 10. Map 5.6 (NB: insets not to scale)
  • 11. Geoparsing Placename-related entities Named places Relative distance references Feature types
  • 12. Placename-related entities Named places Relative distance references Feature types Text Georeferencing standards Controlled feature vocabulary (e.g. ADL) LGPN? Gazetteers
  • 13. Chronology

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