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Conference venue

Following on from the successful launch event held for GB1900 at the beginning of July we spent mid-July attending the 17th International Conference for Historical Geographers held in the old library at the University of Warsaw in Poland. During the week long conference Paula presented about GB1900, ‘Crowd-sourcing “Big Data” from old maps: Outcomes from the GB1900 Project‘ in a session on ‘Citizen Science and Crowd-sourcing in Historical Geography’ and Humphrey presented what we’ve been working on behind the scenes on our underlying structure ‘The GB Historical GIS Administrative Unit Ontology: recent developments’ in a session based around ‘Ontologies and databases for historical places’. Humphrey also gave a keynote entitled ‘Spaces, places, features and units: Web-enabling historical geography’ on the second day of the conference.

GB1900 was also the focus for a poster ‘GB1900: Extracting benchmark datasets from historic maps‘ we prepared for the University of Portsmouth Research and Innovation conference 2018 held at the beginning of September.

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About Paula

Senior Research Associate on the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, the team behind the website 'A Vision of Britain through Time'
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