'Deep' mapping involves over laying information from multiple sources, adding 'depth' to a normally 2 dimensional map, and to our understanding of complex relationships about places. In many cases this can simply involve importing well formatted geodata into a mapping system, but things can get more complicated, requiring relational databases and complex networks, with various kinds of visualisation, and when viewing changes over time.
To aid in deep mapping we provide ways to discover, wrangle, clean, add to or create subsets of spatiotemporal data, with a humanities focus.
Most systems should be developed to allow layering.
- Gazetteer of Historical Australian Placenames allows for filtered search of more than 300,000 placenames across Australia collected by ANPS, and export of results in open standard mapping formats. It also allows for users to contribute names to the gazetteer, potentially feeding back to ANPS.
- Temporal Earth allows for addition layering of multiple KML files from your desktop or on the web.
- HuNI revision will allow for making connections withing and across datasets and among any we addressable entity.
- The Heurist allows creation of complex databases, including multimedia records and production of maps linked to them. The Heurist Map Finder (NOTE that this is a very early prototype of the Heurist Map Finder - useful for testing only) will enable people to discover, and add data from various sources in compatible formats.