LT3: Opening up a landscape archive, digitally

Aisling Keane 
Digital Archivist
NUIG



NUI Galway’s Library is home to the Archive of Tim Robinson, who spent four decades mapping and interpreting the landscape surrounding Galway Bay. As a pilot project for the Library’s newly acquired digital exhibitions platform, Omeka, we sought to create a digital platform which could present inter-disciplinary research on this unique landscape in a variety of formats. Digitised objects from the Archive were plotted on an Open Street Map, and almost 600 townlands in this area delineated. This required writing a script to convert open source data in GeoJSON to WKT. The session will cover the project so far.


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