13 04 2007 C A2007

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13 04 2007 C A2007

  1. 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. 2. Georeferencing: basic principles <ul><li>Informal : based on placenames </li></ul><ul><li>Formal : based on coordinates, or some other mathematical expression </li></ul>Benefits <ul><li>Resolving ambiguity </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of access to data objects </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of data from heterogeneous sources </li></ul><ul><li>Resolving space and time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Georeferencing: basic principles ANDROS 24.87 34.87
  4. 4. Geographical Information Systems: (vector) GIS e.g. roads, rivers e.g. places e.g. countries, territories etc
  5. 5. Feature types Alexandria Digital Library
  6. 7. <ul><li>Μήλος </li></ul>“ ML” Milos Melos Milo
  7. 10. Map 5.6 (NB: insets not to scale)
  8. 11. Geoparsing Placename-related entities Named places Relative distance references Feature types
  9. 12. Placename-related entities Named places Relative distance references Feature types Text Georeferencing standards Controlled feature vocabulary (e.g. ADL) LGPN? Gazetteers
  10. 13. Chronology

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