OpenHistoricalMap

Looking forward; better API performance, Linked Data and rendering

Posted by muninn_project on 11 April 2017 in English (English)

As the Open Historical Map stabilizes into new hosting, there is finally time to breathe a little and look forward to improvements in the front-end.

Earlier this week, the data uploaded in Changeset 1430 about the Battle of Vimy Ridge was pushed into a map rendered by the WikiWar Guys and partially derived from data gathered from the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group.

I would like to see the OHM have a Linked Open Data aspect to it's API to push out more data in a machine friendly way to make it easy to integrate with other data sources. That renderer project to have a time slide option for the tile server is still something that I would like to see realize.

Interestingly, the OWL-TIME standard is being worked on at the W3C which has some interesting ideas for us to look at in using time notations for objects.

Comment from joost schouppe on 1 June 2017 at 09:40

Is there a project overview page? A starters guide?

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Comment from muninn_project on 6 July 2017 at 01:29

Not at this time, it's still a work in progress. Any comments and wants are welcome.

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Comment from Arlo James Barnes on 5 August 2017 at 01:09

http://www.openhistoricalmap.org/welcome should be updated to reflect the difference from the OSM project the project code (and therefore the welcome text) was forked from. Specifically, the "what it doesn't include" section mentions historical features! :D

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Comment from thbz on 23 October 2017 at 14:02

The welcome e-mail should also be updated: it says "Welcome to OpenStreetMap".

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