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.
We have a new icon for Pleiades and partner sites
Linking photos on Flickr to place resources in Pleiades
Manual reconciliation of unnamed objects yields more coordinate improvements
Inclusion of representative points makes simple maps easy
Programmers are saying nice things about Shapely
Pleiades will not be affected
Comments are now searchable and followable via RSS
A new publication from Pleiades partner project Trismegistos
Manual reconciliation yields more coordinate improvements
PELAGIOS is a JISC funded project aimed at connecting ancient world resources using Pleiades as glue
Along with coordinate improvements for another ~70 existing places
127 unamed DARMC features have been reconciled with Pleiades
1793 more DARMC features have been reconciled with Pleiades places
Hundreds of rivers, islands, lakes, capes, temples, monasteries, and monuments have been categorized
Geographically connected places can be linked together even if their exact coordinates are unknown.
Initial emphasis is on adding new appellations to existing places, with more scenarios to come
Clickable imagemap version of our poster for the Digital Humanities 2011
Achievements and progress over the preceding 6 months.
Pleiades now supports several additional time periods for names and locations in ancient Egypt
Pleiades was represented in a special session on gazetteers at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers