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Spatial experiment at #maphackathon, Feb 10/11 2017 (TBC)

3 replies, 1 voice Last updated by  Colin Greenstreet 3 years, 11 months ago
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  • #694

    Colin Greenstreet
    Participant
    @marinelives

    We are organising a Friday evening and Saturday morning of spatial experiment #maphackathon in central London on Friday February 10th and Saturday February 11th 2017. We encourage all readers and members of this group to contribute their ideas and to help shape the event.

     

    Datasets will be made available in advance by @marinelivesorg and @cgspence. Data will also be available from @oldbaileyonline and @bbho_history. Moreover, we encourage all people attending the event to contribute their own data – either contributing it in advance or bringing it along on the day.

     

    MarineLives datasets will consist of

    1. Semantic biographies for ca. 700 London, Middlesex, Surrey and Kent mariners, who gave witness statements in the English High Court of Admiralty in the 1650s, together with ca. 50 semantic biographies of Thames lightermen and watermen living in London, Middlesex, Surrey and Kent from the same source, and a further ca. 200 semantic biographies of Thames tradesmen London, Middlesex, Surrey and Kent from the same source. For a preview of the data see semantic biographies, semantic occupations, mariners, watermen, lightermen.
    2. Ship movement data for ca. 250 English ships manually extracted from witness statements in the English High Court of Admiralty in the 1650s. These data include port departure and arrival dates, allowing computation and visualisation of travel times, dwell times and routes. Data cover ship voyages between 1645 and 1659.
  • #736

    Colin Greenstreet
    Participant
    @marinelives

    #maphackathon datasets on Google drive

     

    We have manually extracted data on English ship movements from witness statements in the English High Court of Admiralty in the 1650s. These data include port departure and arrival dates, allowing computation and visualisation of travel times, dwell times and routes. Data cover ship voyages between 1645 and 1659.

     

    You can take a sneak preview at the MarineLives dataset of ship movements extracted from English High Court of Admiralty data at a folder we have created on Google Drive named #maphackathon.

     

    Click on the link here to access the English Ship Movement dataset.

     

    Please take a look then post any thoughts you have on the dataset and on how we might use it at the #maphackathon in February 2017

  • #738

    Colin Greenstreet
    Participant
    @marinelives

    Access to full set of Tweets as we shape the #maphackathon

     

    Twitter is a powerful tool and we are using it actively to shape the proposed #maphackathon

     

    Click here to access the top #maphackathon tweets and images.

     

    Click here to access the full set of #maphackathon tweets and images.

  • #766

    Colin Greenstreet
    Participant
    @marinelives

    Provisional goal of #maphackathon spatial experiment:

     

    To build a river-centric analysis of commercial life in C17th and early C18th London and surrounds, using diverse text, numeric, visual and map data sources supplied or hacked by #maphackathon attendees. Visualisations to combine topographical, occupational and event/movements data; concentrating on London Bridge to Woolwich shoreline and including shoreline parishes and infrastructure in London, Middlesex, Surrey and Kent.

     

    For visualisations to get us started click on Patterns in the Court: Mapping the mid-C17th Thames shoreline.

     

    Provisional date and time: Friday, February 10th 2017 (start 4 pm) to Saturday, February 11th 2017 (end 1 pm). Date and timings to be confirmed. Location to be identified and confirmed.

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