The Story behind Maphub

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The Story behind Maphub

  1. 1. Bernhard Haslhofer (University ofVienna) OKCon - Open Knowledge Conference 2013, Geneva The Story behind Maphub
  2. 2. People love maps...
  3. 3. Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
  4. 4. Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection How can we enable people to participate and engage?
  5. 5. Source: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection Plan of Geneva in 1841. The colossal star fortifications, among the most important in Europe, were demolished in 1850. Annotations!
  6. 6. Which map collection?
  7. 7. “[...] These images [...] are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection”
  8. 8. http://maphub.github.io
  9. 9. Semantic Tagging in Maphub There is a DBpedia/Wikipedia URI behind each visual tag http://dbpedia.org/resource/ Mediterranean_sea 11
  10. 10. http:// maphubdev.mminf.univie.ac.at/ annotations/1 oa: Annotation rdf:type oa:hasTarget uuid:1235 oa:annotator http://maphubdev. mminf.univie.ac.at oa:generator "behas" foaf:name "bernhard.haslhofer@ cornell.edu" foaf:mbox "2012-07-18T02: 01:07Z" oa:generated "2012-07-18T02: 01:07Z" oa:annotated uuid:4567 http:// samos.mminf.univie.ac. at/maps/raw/ g3200.ct000725C.jp2 oa:Specific Resource rdf:type oa:hasSource uuid:2752 oa:hasSelector ct:ContentAs Textrdf:type image/svg dcterms: format dcterms:StillImage rdf:type image/jp2 dc:format oa:hasBody uuid:2751 cnt:Content AsText rdf:type "text/plain" dc:format In antiquity, the Strait of Gibraltar (which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea) was also known by the name "The Pillars of Hercules". This is the reason for this inscription! cnt:chars dbpedia: Strait_of_Gibraltar oax:hasSemanticTag dbpedia: Pillars_of_Hercules oax:hasSemanticTag <svg…..>ct:chars uuid:2753 oa:hasSelector ct:ContentAs Text rdf:type application/wkt dcterms: format POLYGON((5315 5639,5444….) ct:chars
  11. 11. Source: Nationaalarchief / Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/4900465601
  12. 12. What are the effects of semantic tagging?
  13. 13. Summary
  14. 14. Thanks ! @bhaslhofer http://slideshare.net/bhaslhofer http://bernhardhaslhofer.info http://maphub.github.io 21

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