Workflow

TLCMap tools are designed to cater for a range of different needs and to be interoperable so that you can move information from one to another. You might already have spatiotemporal data, or you might want to create it, to modify it, analyse or visualise it, so can start and finish with any tool. Here's an indication of which tools might be useful at each step in an end to end process.

Create

Quick Coordinates to quickly add coordinates to a list of places in a spreadsheet, or to obtain from from an image such as an old map.

Recogito TLCMap enhancements to Recogito for creating maps from and alongside texts are at the prototype stage and may be released in future.

You can also create with other tools that are compatible with TLCMap, such as:

Find

Gazetteer of Historical Australian Places (GHAP) to search for place names in the most comprehensive gazetteer of Australian placenames, including some historical and indigenous placenames in Australia, and to search within and across humanities map layers contributed by others.

ADA Dataverse and other research data repositories and libraries to find spatiotemporal datasets.

Visualise

Add a layer to the Gazetteer of Historical Australian Places (GHAP) to easily create maps for different humanities needs, from simply adding dots with information to a 3D map, to journeys by route or by date, or with a timeline, or to fly over. Information can be linked back to your project or collection. These maps can be shared and embedded in your web page.

Other visualisations are in prototype form and slated for development, resources permitting, such as:

Analyse

Being able to visualise layers on maps, and on timelines allows for visual comparison.

A prototype has been developed for 'Spatiotemporal Metrics' to relatively easily obtain basic statistics and network clustering information about spatiotemporal data, enabling comparison, identification of unseen patterns and quantitative demonstrations. This will be integrated into the Gazetteer, so that metrics on any layer or search result can be obtained with the click of a button.

The ability to export data from TLCMap systems in standard formats such as CSV, KML and GeoJSON allows for further analysis in Excel or statistical applications.

Share

Describo and ROCrate for creating packages of research data and information for archiving in the longer term, with features for spatiotemporal data. If you are not sure where to archive research data, we suggest ADA Dataverse.

Gazetteer of Historical Australian Places (GHAP) Adding a spatial layer for your project to the gazetteer makes it more discoverable and provides interactive visualisations and can drive traffic to your project website, as well as contributing to a deeper understanding of Australian culture and places for everyone. Import and export of data in standard formats to and from the gazetteer also helps prepare research quality datasets for archiving. Please bear in mind GHAP is not research data repository and you should also deposit your research data somewhere that provides assurances about long term storage.