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.

Use of pinterest as a discovery tool for map and image mapping sources

1 reply, 1 voice Last updated by  Colin Greenstreet 3 years, 11 months ago
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    Colin Greenstreet
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    @marinelives

    I kicked off a MarineLives experiment today by creating a #maphackathon pinterest board, and publicising it on Twitter. It will be interesting to see if it acquires any followers and develops a creative life or is just a “good idea” which goes nowhere. As of 12.21 Wedneday December 7th 2016 it had eleven pins (all seeded by me) and had acquired two followers (William Farrell, who is a member of the open-source historical mapping group) and an H. Jones. Both appear to be new to pinterest, with no boards or pins yet.

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    Colin Greenstreet
    Participant
    @marinelives

    Six days since launching the Thamesshore line #maphackathon Pinterest board we have 353 Pins and 10 Followers

    • images of Thames and Thames shoreline C17th to early C20th between London Bridge and Woolwich
    • images of Thames north and south shore parishes between London Bridge and Woolwich

     

    Major sources of pins so far are:

    • ballastquay.com
    • bbc.co.uk
    • bl.uk [British Library]
    • collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk
    • collections.museumoflondon.org.uk
    • collections.vam.ac.uk [V and A Collections]
    • dailymail.co.uk [Mail Online]
    • ebay.co.uk
    • English-heritage.org.uk
    • englishheritagearchives.org
    • flickr.com
    • francisfrith.com
    • Getty images
    • google.co.uk
    • Heritage Images
    • Londonist.com
    • museumoflondonprints.com
    • myvintagelondon.tumblr.com
    • national maritime museum
    • nationalmediamuseum.org.uk
    • Photogravure.com
    • portcities.org.uk
    • Skyscrapecity.com
    • Slate.com [Slate Magzine]
    • Spitalsfieldlife.com
    • tate.org.uk
    • the-east-end.co.uk
    • Twitter

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