Celtic Knot Conference 2019/Submissions/Visualising a language with geoshapes

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Information

This is an open submission for the Celtic Knot Wikimedia Language Conference 2019.

Submission no.
Title of the submission

Visualising a language with geoshapes

Type of submission (Lightning talk, panel, tutorial/workshop, Presentation)

Lightning talk

Author of the submission

Simon Cobb

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address

sncobb82@gmail.com

Username

User:Sic19

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

n/a

Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

In this short presentation, I will explain how the geoshape datatype and values from Wikidata can be combined to create effective data visualisations about a language, such as a map showing the geographic distribution of speakers. An example of a SPARQL query that will result in choropleth map visualisation will be given and other possible uses of geoshapes suggested.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will gain awareness of how geoshapes can be used to visualise data and create dynamic maps for use in Wikipedia and other projects. A SPARQL query will be provided and it could be adapted for different languages.

Theme of session

Language data visualisation and geospatial data

Will you attend Celtic Knot if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

Slides or further information (optional)

Slides on Commons

Special requests

n/a

Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

Final

Interested attendees[edit]

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