Responsible DARIAH-DE developer: Stefan E. Funk, Ubbo Veentjer
Contact Person: Stefan Schmunk
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The DARIAH-DE Geo-Browser allows a comparative visualization of several queries and supports the representation of data and their visualization in a correlation of geographic spatial conditions at corresponding time points and sequences. In this way, researchers can analyze space-time relations of data and source collections and establish correlations between them at the same time .
To add your own data, you can use the Datasheet Editor. Users can add the data to be analyzed using the Datasheet Editor developed by DARIAH, but they can also refer to KML, KMZ or CSV files available on the Internet, or to import local files. This data is transferred to the Geo-Browser and is displayed on a geographic map. In addition, historical maps can be used, on which the political, social and economic conditions are represented at a certain epoch.
The georeferencing of the data records can either be carried out manually or semi-automatically by using several standard data records.
The research questions to be answered with the Geo-Browser and the Datasheet Editor are numerous. The Geo-Browser is an interdisciplinary tool or service that can analyze space-time relations of different perspectives. E.g. questions about archaeological sites, people's birthplaces or socio-economic or political events. Datasets can be correlated with each other to clarify historical scientific questions like the effect european famines in the 18th century have to the political stability and whether it correlates with the revolution.
Furthermore, the Geo-Browser can be used as a visualization tool, for example, to display DH projects or DH courses and their geographic and temporal development over the last ten years.
Researchers, journalists and the interested public can equally use this open source tool to investigate complex data and answering time- and space-related questions.