LT3: Opening up a landscape archive, digitally
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.