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AddressingHistory

Project: Other (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/04/10 → …
Period1/04/10 → …

Description

AddressingHistory is a website and API which combines data from digitised historical Scottish Post Office Directories(PODs) with contemporaneous historical maps.
The website and API were developed by EDINA working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland using materials digitised under an ongoing NLS and Internet Archive programme.

Currently AddressingHistory (the website) focuses on Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen mapping and 9 Post Office Directories from late 18th to early 20th centuries. The technologies are scalable to the full collection of digitised materials which includes over 700 PODs and associated maps covering the whole of Scotland.

Layman's description

AddressingHistory is a website and API which combines data from digitised historical Scottish Post Office Directories(PODs) with contemporaneous historical maps.
The website and API were developed by EDINA working in partnership with the National Library of Scotland using materials digitised under an ongoing NLS and Internet Archive programme.
Currently AddressingHistory (the website) focuses on Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen mapping and 9 Post Office Directories from late 18th to early 20th centuries. The technologies are scalable to the full collection of digitised materials which includes over 700 PODs and associated maps covering the whole of Scotland.

Key findings

Production of a website, API, and open source code for parsing PODs.

Research outputs