Friday, April 19, 2013

GapVis: Google Ancient Places

[First posted in AWOL 9 November 2011. Updated 19 April 2013]

GapVis BETA

Overview

Map view Sparkline view
GapVis is an interface for exploring and reading texts that reference ancient places. It includes maps and data visualizations that show what locations are referred to a different points in the narrative and allows you to dig into the details to learn more.

Book Summary

The Summary view gives you a big-picture perspective on what places are referenced in the book and where they appear in the narrative structure.

Reading View

The Reading view offers an interface for reading the text, including a narrative timeline and a map of recently-referenced places.

Place Detail

The Place Detail view provides deeper information about a particular geographic location, including a network map of related places based on narrative co-reference

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