Geocoding, publishing, and using historical places and old maps in linked data applications

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2018-01-01
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en
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7
228-234
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CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 2084
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This paper presents a Linked Open Data brokering service prototype Hipla.fi for using and maintaining historical place gazetteers and maps based on distributed SPARQL endpoints. The service introduces several novelties: First, the service facilitates collaborative maintenance of geo-ontologies and maps in real time as a side effect of annotating contents in legacy cataloging systems. The idea is to support a collaborative ecosystem of curators that creates and maintains data about historical places and maps in a sustainable way. Second, in order to foster understanding of historical places, the places can be provided on both modern and historical maps, and with additional contextual Linked Data attached. Third, since data about historical places is typically maintained by different authorities and in different countries, the service can be used and extended in a federated fashion, by including new distributed SPARQL endpoints (or other web services with a suitable API) into the system.
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Crowdsourcing, Geocoding, Historical place, Linked data, Old map
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Ikkala , E , Hyvönen , E & Tuominen , J 2018 , ' Geocoding, publishing, and using historical places and old maps in linked data applications ' , CEUR Workshop Proceedings , vol. 2084 , pp. 228-234 .