Building Sandcastles with History

Feb 4, 2020

With the project “The Sandcastle Workflow: A Malleable System for Visualizing Pre-modern Maps and Views,” Edward Triplett and Philip Stern are asking what we could learn about the medieval and early modern world if we used technology to try to understand the maps as they were drawn. They are also leading a related Data+ project for the summer of 2020.

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Mapping History has focused on the categorizing, labelling, digitization, and 3D reconstruction of 16th & 17th century maps & atlases of London and Lisbon. Over the course of the summer, the Mapping History team has developed its own unique analytical dataset by painstakingly labelling every element contained within these maps, used python...