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Geographically-aware information retrieval for collections of digitized historical maps

Bruno Martins, Jose Borbinha, Gilberto Pedrosa, João Gil, Nuno Freire
2007 Proceedings of the 4th ACM workshop on Geographical information retrieval - GIR '07  
In the case of digitized maps, available metadata will be enriched by automatic and semi-automatic processes that will try to extract relevant indexing information from the images of the digitized maps  ...  This paper presents an early overview on the project, particularly focusing on the aspects related to geographical information retrieval.  ...  GIR METHODS FOR COLLECTIONS OF DIGITIZED HISTORICAL MAPS This section surveys GIR methods that can be used in DIGMAP to process digitized maps and associated metadata.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1316948.1316959 dblp:conf/gir/MartinsBPGF07 fatcat:4b7nqmae3bhb5gy7fpsflssrxa

Life beyond the Paper Graphic Index: Evaluating New Geographic Retrieval Technologies for the Future Map Library

Chris Fleet
2008 Liber Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries  
It is argued that map curators are well placed to exploit these new techniques, and doing so has a range of advantages for the future survival of our institutions.  ...  In recent years technology has dramatically expanded the possibilities for making available historical maps on the web. These various new techniques are examined and evaluated.  ...  It lays the basis for a broader library role in retrieving geographic information.  ... 
doi:10.18352/lq.7925 fatcat:dy7jdsr62ncq3p6vsifrocl7qi

Spatial information retrieval and geographical ontologies an overview of the SPIRIT project

Christopher B. Jones, R. Purves, A. Ruas, M. Sanderson, M. Sester, M. van Kreveld, R. Weibel
2002 Proceedings of the 25th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '02  
TECHNIQUES FOR SPATIALLY-AWARE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL Geographical and conceptual ontologies The geographical ontology within SPIRIT models both the vocabulary and the spatial structure of places for  ...  in this area for geographical information retrieval.  ... 
doi:10.1145/564376.564457 dblp:conf/sigir/JonesPRSSKW02 fatcat:g2niozfudvgbhov4hgomxiqifq

Spatial information retrieval and geographical ontologies an overview of the SPIRIT project

Christopher B. Jones, R. Purves, A. Ruas, M. Sanderson, M. Sester, M. van Kreveld, R. Weibel
2002 Proceedings of the 25th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '02  
TECHNIQUES FOR SPATIALLY-AWARE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL Geographical and conceptual ontologies The geographical ontology within SPIRIT models both the vocabulary and the spatial structure of places for  ...  in this area for geographical information retrieval.  ... 
doi:10.1145/564437.564457 fatcat:hr4rszawcvedjp7qzz75ufroe4

The Map Library's Emerging Role in the Dissemination of Cartographic Information on the Internet

Patrick McGlamery, Robert G. Cromley
2001 Cartographic Perspectives  
"The Geospatial Data Clearinghouse http://130.11.52.184/FGDCgateway.html is a collection of over 250 spatial data servers, that have digital geographic data primarily for use in Geographic Information  ...  The image files of historical maps now account for thirty percent of the data accessed from MAGIC.  ... 
doi:10.14714/cp39.605 fatcat:h6wnt4zwwjhnjeknjhchibx2cm

Treatment of Georeferencing in Knowledge Organization Systems: North American Contributions to Integrated Georeferencing

Olha Buchel, Linda L. Hill
2011 NASKO  
Recent research projects in North America that have advanced the integration of formal mathematical georeferencing and informal placename georeferencing in knowledge organization systems are described  ...  Significant work has been done for the visualization of library collections on digital maps.  ...  of georeferenced information using digital maps.  ... 
doi:10.7152/nasko.v2i1.12807 fatcat:fktz3z6luzetbgjrmpvrgysqcu

Treatment of Georeferencing in Knowledge Organization Systems: North American Contributions to Integrated Georeferencing

Olha Buchel, Linda L. Hill
2010 Knowledge organization  
Her focus is on the conceptualization of map-based visualizations of library collections, incorporating the knowledge organizational structures and supporting users' epistemic activities such as sensemaking  ...  Previously, she was a member of the research team at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she was involved in the design of metadata and classroom applications for digital libraries.  ...  Significant work has been done for the visualization of library collections on digital maps.  ... 
doi:10.5771/0943-7444-2010-1-72 fatcat:f7fjgqzj6faclb7b4cav4lzqai

Personalization in Geographical Information Search

Noemi Mauro
2017 BCS-IRSG Symposium on Future Directions in Information Access  
The second concerns the creation of content-based user models useful for filtering the items belonging to each concept in a multifaceted way: the goal is that of reducing and adapting the information space  ...  The first consists of automatically gathering the users interests at a concept level in order to generate clusters of concepts useful for the presentation of thematic maps.  ...  Specifically: • Museums, exhibitions and historical sites publish data about physical and digital collections in their own web sites; e.g., see the Tate Online (http://www.tate.org.uk/) and (Museums and  ... 
doi:10.14236/ewic/fdia2017.5 dblp:conf/fdia/Mauro17 fatcat:xe5fw52worhd5gpja57au7j7iu

Historical Map Collections on Geospatial Web

Sabarish Senthilnathan Muthu, Eleni Gkadolou, Emmanuel Stefanakis
2013 GEOMATICA  
Going a step further, the advancements in geospatial web technology have been applied to make this digital content a valuable resource of historical information for the endusers.  ...  A prototype system has been developed and tested for a set of representative historical maps and plans.  ...  Furthermore, historical maps are a valuable source for retrieving historical data and documenting the spatio-temporal evolution of geographic entities depicted therein.  ... 
doi:10.5623/cig2013-035 fatcat:xaxthcimjfdsbioot6fqlpnkzu

Image Maps: Exploring Urban History through Digital Photography [chapter]

Brian K. Smith, Erik Blankinship, Alfred Ashford, Michael Baker, Timothy Hirzel
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes an integration of geographic information systems (GIS) and multimedia technologies to create opportunities for people to explore the history of their cities.  ...  The metadata are used to retrieve and present historical images of the photographed locations to photographers.  ...  By integrating historical images with geographic information systems (GIS), students can look for spatial patterns and relationships that may vary geographically.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-46422-0_26 fatcat:46jymv3wafglhe5llvvk5wtviy

Thematic Maps for Geographical Information Search

Noemi Mauro, Liliana Ardissono
2017 Adjunct Publication of the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization - UMAP '17  
In this paper, we present a model supporting the management of thematic maps for information exploration, and their integration with query expansion during the interaction with the user.  ...  We are experimenting our model in the OnToMap Participatory GIS, which manages interactive community maps for information sharing and participatory decision-making.  ...  query system for the heterogeneous data of a SmArtcity, Proge o di Ateneo Torino call2014 L2 157, 2015-17) and "Mappe di Comunità 3.0" (h ps://ontomap.ontomap.eu).  ... 
doi:10.1145/3099023.3099087 dblp:conf/um/MauroA17 fatcat:gthxxg7j7ra4ddlgevxushnj7u

Introduction

Anne Kelly Knowles
2000 Social science history  
By capturing the information in digital form, however, he transforms the meaning of compilation from the collection of information into the preparation of information for analysis.  ...  Capturing data digitally eliminates the physical limitations of manual cartography's compilation techniques, in which the cartographer collects information for a map on layers of tissue paper or acetate  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0145553200010269 fatcat:yb7gl3pg45cz5fzh5mzghydhnm

The New Trends for Librarians in Management of Geographic Information

Ifigenia Vardakosta, Sarantos Kapidakis
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Linked Data) that have arisen in the management and use of geographic information in order to further enrich access to digital map collections and geographic databases.  ...  CSDGM -FGDC, Gazetteers) used for the subject description and organization, of materials (maps, aerial photos, geospatial data, remote sense images etc) related to the geographic information in today's  ...  There are a number of collections available (Digimap-Ordnance Survey Collection, Historic Digimap, Geology Digimap and Marine Digimap).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.02.120 fatcat:my3vronl75bb5awfrgm2iv3vxq

INCREASING AWARENESS FOR URBAN CULTURAL HERITAGE BASED ON 3D NARRATIVE SYSTEM

B. Wang, G. Z. Dane, B. de Vries
2018 The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences  
Recently, many advanced technologies such as virtual environment and narrative platform, have been applied in improving public awareness for cultural heritage to preserve historical sites.  ...  in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.  ...  Through the urban heritage awareness system, people from all over the world can consult the system to collect historical information for personal reasons or for research purposes.  ... 
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-4-w10-215-2018 fatcat:mnw4exsjo5hadn43nhvk52rvvy

Internet GIS for the Water Industry

Uzair M. Shamsi
2003 Journal of Water Management Modeling  
Intemet-based mapping applications are also changing the way that people use and manage geographic information for their water, wastewater, and stormwater systems.  ...  Intranets are making it easy to share the GIS data between the different co-workers of the same organization. Until recently, spatial information was distributed via the Intemet as static map images.  ...  NGDC is a collection of more than 100 spatial data servers that have digital geographic data primarily for use in GIS, image processing systems, and other modeling software.  ... 
doi:10.14796/jwmm.r215-08 fatcat:b5f75z5qj5asjbqnv3oqnh7sua
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