“A Frightful Number!” and Melville in Rome are products of Itinerary, a project that integrates content or data gleaned from historical literature with historic and modern maps. The Digital Research Center at Hofstra shares this project as a demonstration of Itinerary’s capabilities and as a starter kit that you may use to create your own maps. For the full introduction, watch all three videos.
Links and Notes
You may also reference our steps to use GeoJSON.io to capture vertices of regions as .geojson files. We follow similar steps with the line tool for the paths on the Melville project.
“A Frightful Number!” uses the _data/a-frightful-number-plague.csv file as a data source along with the _data/parishes.csv file. Melville in Rome uses _data/melville-model.csv and _data/paths.csv. Both projects also fill in their own datajson templates.