Laying the Foundation for Community-Driven, Open Cultural Gazetteers

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Abstract:  Geospatial humanities projects rely on information found in gazetteers to supply the infrastructure for projects. However, a majority of spatial gazetteers provide place names and geographical coordinates but lack contextualizing information that give meaning to a place, making them insufficient resources for humanities inquiry. In this article, I explore contemporary approaches to data collection and models for cultural gazetteers set forth by early modern chorographical traditions to lay the foundation for building community-driven, open cultural gazetteers. Concurrently, the role of the public in providing Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI) by harnessing user-friendly tools is explored.


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Tags: oa.geo oa.humanities oa.platforms oa.infrastructure oa.ssh

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05/04/2019, 16:38

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05/04/2019, 12:38