Text Mapping as Modelling

DHSI Victoria June 10–14, 2019 / Øyvind Eide.

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Link to exercises

Link to Google spreadsheet for selection of exercises. The document can be edited by all of you, also without logging into Google.

Login link to Omeka. You should all have received an invitations – if not please let me know.

Link to project blog. Follow the link and select 'Register' under 'Meta' to get an account and start posting.

Sources to exercises

Robinson Crusoe:

Jane Eyre: http://web.archive.org/web/20080719001718/http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/BroJanI.html
Haddon Hall: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Haddon-Hall,-Derbyshire-q75-1459x1021.jpg

Frankenstein: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm

Ghosts: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8121
A theatre stage (example): http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Stage_Layout_Plan.jpg

The Killers: http://www.unz.org/Pub/Scribners-1927mar-00227


Previous blogs

On Neatline

Basic Neatline Manual.

Geocoding for Neatline.

Stylesheets for Neatline.

Forums » Neatline: Timeline etc.

Creating themes for individual Neatline exhibits. This lets you design the layout and appearance of one or more Neatline exhibitions. It does, however, involve writing css, php and javascript code on the server.


In order to have a WMS layer (geogreferred raster map) from the NYPL collection as background for your exhibitions, please follow these steps:

  1. Find the map here: http://maps.nypl.org/warper/maps?show_warped=1
  2. Choose Export and copy the WMS Capabilities URL.
  3. Open the Exhibit Settings for the exhibition you want the WMS layer in.
  4. Past into the WMS Address and then remove the question mark and everything after that. The result should be something like this: http://maps.nypl.org/warper/maps/wms/11925
  5. Write Map Warper WMS into the WMS Layers field and save
  6. In the exhibition, choose the map from the layers selector:

The same method should work for all rectified maps from https://mapwarper.net/ (see also below).


In order to to have scanned maps connected to GIS systems and linked to other layers they must be rectified. This is a semi-automatic model for which there are both desktop tools (ArcGIS and QGIS can both be used) and online tools.

One example of an online tool: https://mapwarper.net.

Additional literature

Last update 2019-06-15
Øyvind Eide