Mar 192012

Rebekkah Abraham of HistoryPinThis is a very brief post to let you know that you can now find the presentations from the Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain – Past, Present & Future over on the event page we have set up.

The liveblog can be found here and is full of detailed notes from the presentations. We have also made the images of the event available over on Flickr, access all of the images from #geocult here.

Thank you to all of those who had already filled in our feedback survey on  the event. We’re really pleased that so many of you found the event useful and enjoyable. We would still love to hear from you if you attended the event in person OR if you took part via the liveblog or tweets. The survey can be found here:

If you did attend or blog about or otherwise commented on the day do let us know and we’ll link to your post from the event page or our storify archive on the event.

And finally… we will be uploading audio of all of the talks and discussions along with video of some of the presentations very shortly. We’ll let you know when they go live!


 March 19, 2012  Posted by at 5:11 pm Events Tagged with:  Comments Off on Presentations from the Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain Event now online
Mar 072012

Today we are liveblogging from our one day event looking at the use of geospatial data and tools in the cultural heritage domain, taking place at Maughan Library, part of Kings College London. Find out more on our eventbrite page:

If you are following the event online please add your comment to this post or use the #geocult hashtag.

This is a liveblog so there may be typos, spelling issues and errors. Please do let us know if you spot a correction and we will be happy to update the post. 

Good morning! We are just checking in and having coffee here at the Weston Room of the Maughn Library but we’ll be updating this liveblog throughout the day – titles for the presentations are below and we’ll be filling in the blanks throughout the day. Continue reading »

 March 7, 2012  Posted by at 9:49 am Events Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Liveblog: Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain, Past, Present & Future
Feb 292012

We are delighted to announce our final programme for the Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain, Past, Present & Future (#geocult) event which takes place next week, Wednesday 7th March 2012, at the Maughan Library, Kings College London.

A fantastic programme of speakers will explore the use of geospatial data and tools in cultural heritage projects with breakout discussions and unconference sessions providing opportunity for networking and further discussion of this exciting area.

We are delighted to announce that our speakers for the day will include:

Humphrey Southall of the University of Portsmouth will talk about OldMaps online, which just launched today at the Locating the Past (#geopast) event in London.

Stuart Dunn from Kings College London, talking about the new Digital Exposures of English Place Names (DEEP) project which is building a gazeteer that tracks the changing nature of place names.

Chris Fleet of the National Library of Scotland, and co-author of Scotland: Mapping a Nation, will talk about recent developments at the NLS.

Claire Grover of University of Edinburgh will talk about the new Digging Into Data project Trading Consequences which will use data mining techniques to investigate the economic and environment impact of 19th century trading.

Natalie Pollecutt from the Wellcome Library will be talking about their project: Medical Officers of Health (MOH) Reports for London 1848-1972 which is building a free online data set on public health in London.

Michael Charno, Digital Archivist and web developer at the Archaeology Data Service, will talk about Grey Literature and spatial technologies.

Stuart Nicol of the University of Edinburgh will talk about Visualising Urban Geographies, a recent project to create geospatial tools for historians.

Jamie McLauglin from the University of Sheffield will talk about Locating Londons Past, a website which allows you to search digital resources on early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results.

Stuart Macdonald of University of Edinburgh will talk about AddressingHistory, a website and crowdsourcing project to geospatially reference historical post office directory data.

Sam Griffiths of University College London, will talk about “Classifying historical business directory data: issues of translation between geographical and ethnographic contributions to a community PPGIS (Public Participation GIS) project”.

Kate Jones of the University of Portsmouth will talk about Stepping Into Time, a project to bring World War Two bomb damage maps into the real world by using web and mobile mapping technology.

We will also be welcoming Rebekkah Abraham and Michael Daley from We Are What We Do to talk about HistoryPin, a website and mobile app which enables you to browse and add historical images to a map of the world, exploring the past through georeferenced photographs.

The detailed programme for the day can be found on our Eventbrite page where you can also book your free place at this event. Bookings close on Friday 2nd March 2012 so book soon!

We will also be live blogging, tweeting and recording this event so do also keep an eye on the blog here, the #geocult hashtag, and on our Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain – Past, Present & Future page where you will be able to access materials after the event.

 February 29, 2012  Posted by at 5:45 pm Events Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  Comments Off on Programme Now Available for Geospatial in the Cultural Heritage Domain – Past, Present & Future
Feb 212012

We are very excited to announce that bookings are now open for the next JISC GECO workshop!

“Geospatial” in the  Cultural Heritage domain, past, present and future (#geocult) , taking place on Wednesday 7th March 2012 in London,  will be an opportunity to explore how digitised cultural heritage content can be exploited through geographical approaches and the types of tools and techniques that can be used with geo-referenced/geotagged content.

Issues we are keen to discuss include selection of maps/materials, issues of accuracy and precision, staff and technical requirements, sustainability, licensing.

The event will take place at Maughan Library, Chancery Lane, part of Kings College London. We are most grateful to the lovely people at the KCL Centre for e-Research for securing us this super location.

Library Entrance by Flickr User maccath / Katy Ereira

Library Entrance by Flickr User maccath / Katy Ereira

We are currently confirming the last few speakers and titles for talks so will post something here on the blog once the programme is finalised.

We already have a great draft schedule and some fantastic speakers confirmed so this promises to be a fascinating and stimulating day of talks and breakout sessions.

As we are sharing details of this event at pretty short notice we would be particularly grateful if you could book your place as soon as possible and please do tell your colleagues and friends who may be interested!

Book your free place now via our Eventbrite page:

If you would like to propose any additional talks or ask any questions about the event please email the JISC GECO team via:

 February 21, 2012  Posted by at 4:27 pm Events, Misc. Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  Comments Off on Upcoming Event: “Geospatial” in the Cultural Heritage domain, past, present and future