Help the British Library with use of #Georeferencer to place new digitized #maps! Two new collections available! Nearly 2800 more maps require identification of their locations. #Crowdsourcing - top contributor will be publicly announced!
The British Library has found that the public appetite for interacting with maps - while contributing to cultural heritage collections - has proven insatiable. The Library holds nearly 4½ million atlas, maps, globes, and books on cartography, dating from the fifteenth century to the present day.
#Georeferencing thanks to #crowdsourcing done! More than 2,700 #maps from the collection of the British Library were completed by volunteers in just seven weeks! The precise location of each scanned map is now known.
There has been published an article where the by C. Fleet, K. Kowal and P. Pridal in: "#Georeferencer: Crowdsourced Georeferencing for Map Library Collections." The key success factors behind #crowdsourcing georeferencing are presented as well as future developments.
Coding session of our developers in the beginning of July. This has been great few days - where some of the fruits of our work and results are available as part of our products and open-source projects.
Our today's effort is your tomorrow's profit. In the beginning of July we have made a coding sprint and hacking session with the Klokan Technologies GmbH core developers together with a few guests interested in programming and hacking with us. This has been great few days - where some of the ...
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The easiest way to turn an image into a map
Libraries, archives and other culture heritage institutions have begun a process of massive scanning and publishing of historical maps. A scanned map is only a picture and not a map at all: it is not searchable geographically and cannot be compared with other maps. Georeferencer is an online service that turns the existing scans into true maps and can be easily integrated in institution’s website.