Pleiades Project Blog
News from the project written by its developers and users
This blog is essential reading for contributors, editors, reviewers and staff of partner projects. It's where we'll announce site-wide projects, major maintenance work and new site or dataset features. The RSS feed for this blog is at http://pleiades.stoa.org/news/aggregator/RSS.
In addition to our ubiquitous "Live Search", Pleiades provides a sophisticated "Advanced Search" form for more complicated queries. Here are some tips for using it.
If the Pleiades website is slow or offline, check http://pleiades-site-status.tumblr.com/ for the reasons why
Pleiades has a new associate editor!
Explanatory notes have been added for some existing entries, and several areas that were marked "to be added" have now been completed.
The latest guidance how to add new name resources to Pleiades.
Let's make more links from Pleiades to monuments and sites in OpenStreetMap.
Direct place-to-place relationships allowing the construction of geographic hierarchies and networks. Rivers to seas, roads to towns, towns to ethnic regions or provinces.
Grouping our how-tos in a more useful way.
Our first help document on the subject!
We are soliciting comments on a newly-drafted "Reviewers' Guide", which we think also will be of use to everyone interested in adding content to Pleiades.
We had so much fun working on mountains last week, let's do it again! 2pm UTC on Thursday, 24 January 2013.
Come summit with us! The focus of our next mapping party (formerly "hackfests") will be mountains and mountain ranges.
Improving the titles and descriptions of Pleiades place resources, and linking them one to another using connections, are some of the easiest and most valuable ways that community members can help improve Pleiades content.
Let's spruce up Asia Minor!
An online group work session like this is a great way to start learning how to edit and improve content in Pleiades. It's also a good way to meet your fellow community members.
A new guide to references and citation has been added to the Pleiades help center.
Announcing a newly reorganized help and information center for Pleiades.
The Pleiades site will be read-only from 3pm-10pm EST
Plone Hotfix 20121106 (Nov 06, 2012) was applied this morning.
Just an FYI and an opportunity to highlight the new search maps again and talk about how users can create new tags.