After having been to outer space, many astronauts expressed their feelings of what is called “The Overview Effect” by Frank White. Looking at the Earth from space and realising that there is only one planet we all live on, with a tiny layer of atmosphere and the total lack of frontiers makes politics seem so small and insignificant.
A problem to solve
- the Euratlas data provided by Marc-Antoine Nüssli (Basis),
- work on Venician colonies originally done by Dr. Mélanie Fournier (Domini da Mar),
- his own work using various sources (Domini di Terraforma).
Graphical User Interface
The project is a prototype trying to show what a digital historical map can do to improve the work of historians and to see what data models and user interfaces are necessary to do so.
The source code of our work can be found at Github, in a branch of Olivier’s repository.