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Seminar on Linked Places and Modeling Historical Movement
a special event sponsored by the Center for Geographic Analysis
Principal Investigator, Linked Places: Modeling Historical Movement
PhD Geography, UC Santa Barbara
Developer, Temporal Gazetteer TGAZ
Web Services Manager, CGA
Date and Time: Sep 20th, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location: Room S153 (Asia Center), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
This seminar will present ongoing research to develop a conceptual model and practical schema for "historical movement." Building upon, and funded by a resource commons grant from Pelagios, (the Linked Open Data platform for historical places and historical collections), the Linked Places project seeks to define the fundemental entities and relationships for historical routes, journeys, itineraries, and flows of goods.
In practical terms, the Linked Places model will be able to capture information about specific journeys, the stopping points along the journey, and enable both mapping, linking references, and more detailed types of geospatial or semantic analysis.
This project springs from earlier work on ORBIS, a geospatial network of the Roman World, with the new objective of creating a simplified, generic, and open resource for describing and linking historical movements through time and space.
The seminar will include brief working statements about Pelagios, the Linked Places model, and the Temporal Gazetteer, and hopes to engage the audience in discussion on use cases and how such a model can be applied to historical research.