Researchers build[ing] ‘Google Earth’ project for the ancient world | theguardian.com

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A tool developed by researchers at Southampton University has indexed historic maps, photos and historic documents to provide a simple location search tool for the UK.

The Pelagios 3 project takes data from ancient Latin and Greek sources, which formed the basis of two previous Pelagios projects, and builds on it with documents and maps from Arabic sources, medieval European and Chinese maps, and seafaring charts from the 13th century, cross-linking them into one searchable database. 

Read the full story: Researchers build ‘Google Earth’ project for the ancient world | Technology | theguardian.com.

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