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The Orbis Initiative: A Pelagios for Networks? [Take 2]

NOTE: This a “refresh” of the earlier post of the same title, edited to reflect some new terminology (indicated by red) and replace the conceptual model figure. A small sampling of historical network datasets I believe there would be widespread … Continue reading

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The Orbis Initiative: a Pelagios for Networks?

A small sampling of historical network datasets I believe there would be widespread interest in a global collaboratively developed system, organized similarly to Pelagios, aimed at creating and linking data records for attested historical trajectories (e.g. itineraries, routes, commercial flows, … Continue reading

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Under (re)construction

A re-design is in progress…a couple of years’ worth of posts were lost to time during a switch of hosters. Ah well.

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Topotime and Place

I’ve recently been co-developing with colleague Elijah Meeks something called Topotime, which at this stage is experimental software for rendering timelines and doing some computational reasoning about historical timespans, such as calculating overlap. The first adjective we use to describe … Continue reading

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Topotime: Qualitative reasoning for historical time

When my colleague Elijah Meeks recently tweeted about the possibility of a temporal topology data standard (“topotime” as he called it), my reaction was: Fantastic! Maybe the time has arrived, so to speak, for a proper Period datatype in relational … Continue reading

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