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    Geo-linking EPNS to other sources

    We’re wrapping up the loose ends on the Chalice project now, preparing to publish all the final material.


    Claire Grover at LTG did some interesting map renderings of the English Place-Name Survey names that we’ve managed to link to names in geonames and the Ordnance Survey Linked Data.

    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
    http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/grover/chalicemaps/. The 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.

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