We’re wrapping up the loose ends on the Chalice project now, preparing to publish all the final material.
Claire writes: Following last Thursday’s discussion, I’ve pulled out some figures about the georeferences in the Chalice data.
I’ve also mapped the georeferences for each of the files – see the
.display.html files in
primary.display.html ones (example: Cheshire Vol. 44) contain only the places that were identified as primary-sub-townships while the
all.display.html ones (example: Cheshire Vol. 44) contain all the places that have at least one grid reference. Note that the colour of the gridreferences and markers in the display indicates source: green ones are from unlock, red ones are from geonames and blue ones were provided by EPNS (known-gridref – only in Cheshire and Shropshire).
It’s not easy to make any firm conclusions from this but I tend to agree with Paul [Ell, of CDDA] that it would be better not to georeference smaller places (secondary-sub-townships) but instead to assign them the grid reference of the larger place they are contained in/associated with.