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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, new site or dataset features, and community events.

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Imported map directories 15, 76

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Map directories 15 and 76 have been imported. Import of the map 77 directory failed.

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New contributor quick start guide

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Initial emphasis is on adding new appellations to existing places, with more scenarios to come

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Representative latitude and longitude added to daily tables

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Inclusion of representative points makes simple maps easy

Representative latitude and longitude added to daily tables - Read More…

Results from partner project PELAGIOS

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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PELAGIOS is a JISC funded project aimed at connecting ancient world resources using Pleiades as glue

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How to follow comments

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Comments are now searchable and followable via RSS

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New top-level tabs

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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The portal tabs have been modified

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Missing places from Barrington map 87 imported

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Idiosyncratic directories for maps 87 and 87-inset tripped us up, but we've recovered

Missing places from Barrington map 87 imported - Read More…

Map user interface improvements

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Key improvements to the map and user interface are now in production

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Updated categorization of places

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Hundreds of rivers, islands, lakes, capes, temples, monasteries, and monuments have been categorized

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Mapping aggregations of roughly located places

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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No longer do fuzzy places blot out their neighborhood

Mapping aggregations of roughly located places - Read More…

New home page

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Lighter, faster, more engaging

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More locations from DARMC

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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1793 more DARMC features have been reconciled with Pleiades places

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New and improved spatial criterion for collections

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 01:54 PM
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The new "Where" criterion replaces the previously announced "Geolocation" criterion

New and improved spatial criterion for collections - Read More…

Linked Data for Barrington Atlas Grids

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Pleiades often refers to Barrington Atlas grid cells and now there is supporting linked data

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Material tags for mines and quarries

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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It's now possible to dig in Pleiades for gold and silver

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Ratings for locations and names and upcoming design changes

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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Users can promote or demote names and locations within the context of their place

Ratings for locations and names and upcoming design changes - Read More…

Navigating name resources

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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On an effort to improve discoverability and navigability of name resources

Navigating name resources - Read More…

Linked Data for Pleiades Places

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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RDF representations of places and a complete RDF dump make Pleiades ready to join the Linked Open Data Cloud

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Daily KML dumps

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 09:54 AM
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The whole enchilada as KMZ archives

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1600 new places from the Barrington Atlas

by Sean Gillies last modified May 18, 2012 01:54 PM
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Along with coordinate improvements for another ~70 existing places

1600 new places from the Barrington Atlas - Read More…