McLean-letters

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Mapping the letters of Donald Maclean using BatchGeo. Presentation by Max Sullivan, Victoria University of Wellington at Visualising Correspondence Networks Hackfest, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 2 September, 2013 http://wtap.vuw.ac.nz/wordpress/digital-history/events/visualising-correspondence-networks/

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McLean-letters

  1. 1. Mapping letters to Donald McLean using BatchGeo Max Sullivan Victoria University of Wellington Library
  2. 2. Introduction •Charlotte Macdonald’s Hist316 class. •Encoding letters from McLean Paper collection •TEI XML •Building on 2007 project between NZETC & Nat Lib.
  3. 3. Hacking the letters •2007 project produced 6000+ letters in TEI •Idea: plot locations of letters on a map! <opener> <address> <name type="geographic">Wanganui.</name> </address> •Awk, Sort & Cat Commands = spreadsheet
  4. 4. BatchGeo •Works with or without geo data. •Pins Maori and European names together eg: Akarana and Auckland •Letters from Military Camps and Ships.
  5. 5. Example 1 http://batchgeo.com/map/7eaaf3376595bd232 bb6b8a24bd447de
  6. 6. Example 2 http://batchgeo.com/map/ae922cbd28014300e97

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