It was realised at an early stage of the project that the availability of software tools that would be simple both to implement and to use is a fundamental requirement for heritage organisations wishing to provide visualisations and rich-linking of their geospatial data.
- The first requirement - a general-purpose mapping tool - has been met by the major re-development of Peripleo.
- Development of Peripleo led to the understanding that no pre-existing standard data model meets fully the project’s requirements of flexibility and extensibility. This led to a series of proposals for the extension of Linked Places Format (LPF), itself an extension and amalgamation of established standards such as GeoJSON.
- The final part of the jigsaw is Locolligo, a newly-conceived software tool which has two main functions:
- The conversion to LPF of simple delimited-text data such as ‘comma-separated values’ (CSV), familiar to users of spreadsheet software.
- The embedded linking of LPF datasets to other web resources.
Please follow the links to discover more about these tools and the developing data model.