TLCMap is focused on enabling Humanities researchers to work with digital maps with pathways from beginner to advanced. We also aim to make systems useful for developers to interact with, to extend research further where needed, primarily through RESTful webservices and adherance to common and open standards for interoperability, such as KML, GeoJSON, CSV and ROCrate, at times extending these for required functionality.

Developers of TLCMap systems or systems consuming TLCMap systems should follow these simple but powerful principles to encourage uptake, re-usability, interlinking and usefulness for humanities researchers:

The following, simple but important, easy but powerful, points will enable TLCMap systems and projects to work together as a cohesive whole rather than be a set of disparate research, development and humanities projects. These are all indicated as ‘should’ rather than ‘must’ as the diversity of areas of development means in reality some of these points may not be applicable. While some of these points may seem obvious and desirable and should be standard practice, there are many cases in which they are not implemented so it's worth stipulating.

All TLCMap projects should, where feasible and allowable:

A list of data files to use for testing is here.

Also look at the FAQs for other places to discover

If you are a digital humanist or a developer new to mapping technology, here's a few places to start and technologies to be aware of: