Moving forward: modelling and indexing WWI battalions
|A super-quick update from my CENDARI Fellowship this week. I set up the wiki for In their own words: linking lived experiences of the First World War a week ago but only got stuck into populating it with lists of various national battalions this week. My current task list, copied from the front page is to:|
If you can help with any of that, let me know
! Or just get stuck in and edit the site.
I've started another Google Doc with very sketchy Notes towards modelling information about World War One Battalions
. I need to test it with more battalion histories and update it iteratively. At this stage my thinking is to turn it into an InfoBox format to create structured data via the wiki. It's all very lo-fi and much less designed than my usual projects, but I'm hoping people will be able to help regardless.
So, in this phase of the project, the aim is find a personal narrative - a diary, letters, memoirs or images - for each military unit in the British Army. Can you help?
|31 Oct 2014|
|Google Maps Mania|
Story Mapping Spatial Analysis
This Story Map from Esri is a really interesting introduction to spatial analysis. The map guides you through some of the spatial analysis that you might undertake if you were planning to open up a new retail store, examining factors such as population, income distribution and travel time which might effect the store's location.
An Example of Spatial Analysis runs through some of the spatial |
|30 Oct 2014|
November 2011: York Archaeology wins Queen's Anniversary Prize
The Department of Archaeology at York University, which hosts the ADS, has been given a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Introduced following the 40th Anniversary of the Queen's reign in 1992, the prizes, which rank alongside the Queen's Awards for Industry are awarded biennially for 'work of exceptional quality and of broad benefit either nationally or internationally'. This is the fifth to be conferred on the university in 15 years, only the second time it has been awarded to a whole Department.
|28 Oct 2014|
Rock-shelter in Spain shows evidence of early human use of fire, see the comment on our page. A large rock shelter above the Rio Quípar (Murcia), facing north. Initially explored in 1981, extensive excavations starting in 1990 discovered features and artifacts showing that early man, dating back 780,000 years, used fire and had a mastery over several stone tool designs.
|24 Oct 2014|
Ordnance Survey Minecraft [Version 2] map of Great Britain [Video]
|Ordnance Survey Minecraft map of Great Britain
Video by Leigh Dodds
Ordnance Survey Minecraft data is available from
http://download.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/minecraft/OSGB.zip (1GB File!)
Map and GIS News finding blog. With so many Maps and GIS sites online now it is hard to find the good from the not so good. This blog tries to cut the cream and provide you with the newest, fastest, cleanest and most user friendly maps that are available online. News has location and it is mapped.
|17 Oct 2014|
|The Map Room|
Moon and Comet Maps
|Maps of planets, moons and other objects in our solar system always get me excited, though truth be told they were among the less popular posts on my old Map Room blog. Here are a couple of rather...|
(Click through to read the entire post.)
|08 Oct 2014|
Without a federal UK, a reluctant ‘Yes’
|Like many other Scots resident outside Scotland, I have been following the referendum intently with a mixture of pride, envy and angst. Proud that as a nation it has engaged so fully in debate, envy that I (rightly) couldn’t take part, and angst because even now I find it hard to decide upon a vote I […]|
|17 Sep 2014|
|Wessex Archaeology: Events|
Barrow Clump Open Day
As part of the Festival of Archaeology this summer, discover the amazing archaeology at Barrow Clump, a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery being excavated by injured Service personnel and veterans as part of Operation Nightingale.
Saturday 19th July 2014
11am - 4pm
No need to book, all ages welcome
- Witness the archaeological excavation
- Come face to face with Saxon warriors
- Handle replica Saxon artefacts with Wiltshire Museum
- Meet Channel 4's Time Team favourite Phil Harding
- Take part in activities for the whole family
- Plus lots more to see, do and discover!
How to find us
Drive north on the A345 from the Amesbury junction of the A303, crossing one roundabout. Turn right at the 'C' tank crossing and follow signs to the parking area. Please note that the site is a 15-minute walk from the parking area. Limited spaces are available at the site for those with walking difficulties.
|19 May 2014|
|UK Archaeology Conferences|
In, Out and In Between: Dynamics of Cultural Borders
|17/10/2012-19/10/2012: Session focussing on dialectical relations between culture, social relations and landscape, with special interest in the reflections of ethnic boundaries in material culture..|
|03 Jul 2012|
|Computing, GIS and Archaeology in the UK|
Portable GIS vs OSGeo Live
Over the last couple of weeks, a few people have asked me the same question, which is (to paraphrase) “what’s the difference between Portable GIS and OSGeo Live or USB GIS?”. You get asked something once, and that’s fine, but more than that and it’s worth a blog post! The main difference between the two [...]|
|23 Mar 2012|
Scientists discover Oetzi's last meal
|Oetzi's body was discovered in 1991 inside a glacier near the mountainous border between Italy and Austria, where it had been naturally mummified about 5300 years ago. Previous analysis concluded...|
|18 Dec 2011|
|Professional GIS / GPS Developers Google Group|
New stable version of gvSIG Desktop available: gvSIG 1.9
A new stable version of gvSIG Desktop has been released: gvSIG Desktop |
It's available on the Downloads section of the gvSIG website:
This new version has many new features which are listed next.
|12 Nov 2009|
|Online Archaeology Blog|
OPEN ARCHIVE - a new web based system for accessing our past
|The wealth of information gathered by local archaeological groups and societies on excavations, surveys and documentary research is one of the important sources of data for the study of archaeology in the UK. Currently, this archive of British archaeology is stored locally, within libraries and local history centres as well as with the originating group [...]|
|16 Sep 2009|