This group has been created to explore the creation of an inclusive open-source historical mapping community, with a focus on Early Modern London, Early Modern England and Wales, Ireland and Scotland, and their relations with the wider world. It is an initiative of the MarineLives project team. The MarineLives project was launched in 2012 to work collaboratively on the transcription, linkage and enrichment of the legal records of the English High Court of Admiralty. We welcome academics and non-academics to contribute to this group, which is hosted on the Humanities Commons platform, and to advance a culture of exchange of data sets, map layers, polygons, georeferenced data and methodologies.

Event Description


Full programme and venue will be announced at the launch of this event on Thursday, January 12th 2017. The venue will be central London or Thames shoreline near central London.


Goal: To create maps, map layers, visualisations, apps, soundscapes, sound installations, smellscapes, mashups


Geography: London Bridge to Woolwich - the Thames, the river foreshore (north and south), the built environment of the shoreline (north and south), and the parishes immediately adjacent to the river (north and south) in London, Middlesex, Essex, Surrey and Kent


Period: 1600-1750


Resources: Diverse datasets provided in advance by London GLAM institutions and researchers consisting of text, visual, sound and map sources, or hacked through APIs at the event


Provisional dates and timings:

Saturday, February 11th 2017 (9 am to 6 pm)

Saturday evening keynote speaker, panel discussion & reception (6.30 pm to 9 pm)

Sundat, February 12th 2017 (9 am to 6 pm, including judging and prize giving for three best hacks)

Event Details

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