Towards DH and GeoDiRT taxonomies

Led by Quinn Dombrowski at UC Berkeley, Project Bamboo is undertaking a reorganization of its resource listings, along with many other new developments. One early step has been the creation of a "Taxonomy of DH Research Activities and Objects." A draft document was made public this past summer and comments closed September 27th. Quinn is taking a brief pause in the process until early next year, but shared the draft and comments with us (SIG co-chairs, yours truly and Kathy Weimer), and we have begun figuring out where the geospatial lives in the taxonomy.

We identified the following "activities and objects" that seem to fit throughout the draft document, distributed within half of its 48 categories. We will be asking SIG members to weigh in once the DiRT taxonomy is finalized particularly. In the meantime, what is missing here?

  • Locating and acquiring relevant existing spatial data
  • Scanning and digitizing maps and texts
  • Gazetteers
    • place-name recognition and encoding
    • geo-referencing
    • place typing
  • Geo-semantics; geo-ontologies
  • Spatial analysis, modeling, simulation, geostatistics
  • Spatial-temporal models: spatial dynamics
  • Socio-spatial models: diffusion, dispersion, spatial interaction, gravity, transport cost, node hierarchies, agent-based models, cellular automata, etc., etc.
  • Mapping
    • Interactive web mapping
    • "Deep" mapping; map narratives
    • Web mapping services
    • Map content design
    • Map presentation design (cartographic principles)
    • Maps as search interfaces
  • Cataloging and annotating maps
  • Pedagogy for geospatial humanities
  • Data mining
  • Machine learning