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Name URL Coverage Place relationship Quantity Type Access  
A Vision of Britain through Time
http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/ A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001 -- but also covers Sweden and Estonia; Coordinate system is ETRS-89
geolocated places AND administrative units
20,000 places, 80,000 admin units, 80,000 boundary polygons (but linked to only 40,000 of the units), 150,000 placenames, 10m words of georeferenced text, 14.5m georeferenced statistics, 3,000 georeferenced historical maps
Geo-spatial ontology
web browse; Postgres/PostGIS command line if you know how; polygons downloadable from http://edina.ac.uk/ukborders; statistics downloadable from http://hds.essex.ac.uk/gbhd/docs/db_index.asp; historic maps accessible via Web Map Server. JISC have twice rejected projects to implement a SPARQL endpoint.  
Beazley archive http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/index.htm classical greek pottery place names  
  web based search (no other access)
RPC http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/ roman coins        web based search (no other access)

History pin http://www.historypin.com/ photos attached to map geolocations     web based search (no other access)

GoGeo  http://www.gogeo.ac.uk/gogeo/          geospatial data repos with metadata browser (file server); content: mostly remote sensed, meteorology
CHALICE  http://unlock.edina.ac.uk/chalice/place/century/10 English placenames in Cheshire? geolocated places    place gazetter  Open database license, historic place name gazetteer, RDF (turtle)
PAS http://finds.org.uk/
    750,000  object catalogue     

http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/; http://data.archaeologydataservice.ac.uk


Lexicon of Greek Personal Names  http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi
names of people 700bc-700ad  placename of attestation  250,000 entries  person gazetteer  data can be downloaded as TEI XML, JSON, KML, RDF, CSV.
Has caveat: "this data is still experimental. Do not make use of it for purposes other than demonstration."
Norwegian archaeological artefacts
http://www.unimus.no/arkeologi/ catalogue of artefacts
findspot  100,000+
object catalogue  web page table  
Norwegian farm names  http://www.dokpro.uio.no/rygh_ng/rygh_form.html
list of Norwegian farms, hyperlinks to Diplomatarium Norvegicum named 10s of thousands  name gazetteer  web page table. electronic text with SGML mark up.  
Diplomatarium Norvegicum http://www.dokpro.uio.no/dipl_norv/diplom_field_eng.html Norwegian medieval charter place of issue 16,000 diploma structured text collection web page table  
geonames  http://www.geonames.org  worldwide modern places: The GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eight million placenames that are available for download free of charge geolocated name      A daily GeoNames database dump can be downloaded in the form of a large worldwide text file (allCountries.zip). Postal codes are available as a separate download. Data is free; cc-by licence (creative commons attributions license); commercial usage is allowed; data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness; 30 000 requests daily limit per application (identified by the parameter 'username'), the hourly limit is 2000 requests. Service Level Agreement is available for premium web services.
Large number of data sources - see http://www.geonames.org/data-sources.html for complete list.
CLAROS  http://data.clarosnet.org/  world art objects  named places  millons  object catalogue  RDF (CRM), SPARQL endpoint   
Finnish cultural heritage geolocated names millions cultural heritage not clear, but highly structured   
British Museum  http://collection.britishmuseum.org/Sparql/  objects in BM  ? lots  museum object catalogue 


SPARQL endpoint 

Cultura Italia  http://www.culturaitalia.it/  Italian heritage  place names in keywords  millions  heritage catalogue  "Data providers" can contribute metadata through OAI-PMH. "Descriptive information on the cultural resources (hereafter “metadata”) whose rights of ownership are reserved by the content providers , who participate in CulturaItalia. The metadata, gathered into CulturaItalia’s repository by means of the OAI-PMH protocol and published in the Index, are covered by Italian and international copyright laws; therefore they cannot be, whether in whole or in part, reproduced, distributed, sold, transferred or modified." Thus it seems the metadata cannot be accessed and used by third parties without special permission. 




Europeana http://version1.europeana.eu/web/lod/
heritage artifatcs

RDF as bulk download (N-Triples or RDF/XML) or an OpenLink Virtuoso DB: http://data.europeana.eu/download/1.0/README

RDF/XML as Linked Data: http://version1.europeana.eu/web/lod/

RDF is structured using the Europeana Data Model: http://version1.europeana.eu/web/lod/data

Specific subsets of data: http://version1.europeana.eu/web/lod/datasets

All data is made available under a CCO (public domain) open license.

Pleiades http://pleiades.stoa.org/ places in antiquity geolocated places   place gazetteer Bulk downloads in CSV, KML, and RDF (Turtle). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).   
Nomisma http://nomisma.org/ coins  
    Individual records can be downloaded as RDF (n3) or KML. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License.   
Swedish place names http://www2.sofi.se/SOFIU/topo1951/_cdweb/ Swedish place names Place names with links to scanned index cards 3,7 million place name cards place index HTML tables. Licensing is unclear/unspecified.
Arachne http://www.arachne.uni-koeln.de/drupal/ antiquity object database place names lots object gazetteer Individual record or bulk access via OAI-PMH, in various flavors of XML (DublinCore, Cidoc CRM, raw XML, TEI P5, METS/MODS, and Atom). Cross references to Pelagios (via Pleiades) are available for bulk download as RDF. Licensed under a Creative Commons license (cc-by-nc-nd).




ship wrecks  
  place gazetteer  No direct data access.
GAP http://googleancientplaces.wordpress.com/ place names in books       Bulk download as RDF (N3), licensed as CC0 (public domain).   


Historical post office directories Addresses with personal and business names thousands of entries API for structured data

Access to data as KML, JSON or CSV via API: http://addressinghistory.edina.ac.uk/api.jsp


Licensed under a an Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland Licence.




Comments (6)

Øyvind Eide said

at 3:46 am on Dec 1, 2011

This is just a tiny selection, quite arbitrary, of what is available.

Sebastian Rahtz said

at 3:52 am on Dec 1, 2011

the list very much determined by cultural/professional background of participants...

Øyvind Eide said

at 4:24 am on Dec 1, 2011

Putting together an arbitrary group of people to make such a list in an hour only works to a certain degree. It may be the case that a more structured approach is necessary.

Keith May said

at 4:28 am on Dec 1, 2011

Try data.archaeologydataservice.ac.uk for archaeological Linked Data

Mia said

at 4:49 am on Dec 1, 2011

There's also a bunch of gallery, library, archive and museum (GLAM) APIs etc at http://museum-api.pbworks.com/w/page/21933420/Museum%C2%A0APIs (which I'll update following this event with sources that aren't already listed)

Sebastian Rahtz said

at 4:57 am on Dec 1, 2011

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