Geocoding, Publishing, and Using Historical Places and Old Maps in Linked Data Applications

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Abstract

This paper presents a Linked Open Data brokering service prototype Hipla.fi for using and maintaining historical place gazetteers and maps based on distributed SPARQL endpoints. The service introduces several novelties: First, the service facilitates collaborative maintenance of geo-ontologies and maps in real time as a side effect of annotating contents in legacy cataloging systems. The idea is to support a collaborative ecosystem of curators that creates and maintains data about historical places and maps in a sustainable way. Second, in order to foster understanding of historical places, the places can be provided on both modern and historical maps, and with additional contextual Linked Data attached. Third,
since data about historical places is typically maintained by different authorities and in different countries, the service can be used and extended in a federated fashion, by including new distributed SPARQL endpoints (or other web services with a suitable API) into the system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume2084
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
ISSN1613-0073
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventDigital humanities in the Nordic Countries DHN2018 - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 7 Mar 20189 Mar 2018
Conference number: 3
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-centre-for-digital-humanities/dhn-2018

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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Geocoding, Publishing, and Using Historical Places and Old Maps in Linked Data Applications. / Ikkala, Esko; Hyvönen, Eero; Tuominen, Jouni.

In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2084, 2018, p. 1-6.

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