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Friday, November 6 • 9:00am - 9:15am
HEIR: The Historic Environment Image Resource Project

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HEIR is a crowdsourcing project developed by Keepthinking for the Department of Archaeology of the University of Oxford. Historic photographic images are vital for understanding some of the most pressing current research issues and HEIR is an important new resource for a wide range of studies, from tracking environmental and climate change to understanding human impact on the planet; from identifying endangered landscapes and endangered archaeology to reconstructing lost buildings and habitats. http://www.heirtagger.ox.ac.uk

Over 40,000 images from 1890 to 1930 need to be tagged and elements in them identified. HEIR asks people that are passionate about history and archaeology to help unlock the potential of these photographs, by keywording or 'tagging' them to gather as much information about them as possible. We are tapping into the Zooniverse user-base.The project includes a website where people are asked to Tag images, based on pre-defined categories as well as a mobile app with which the worldwide community can rephotograph sites and show how they are today.This presentation will explain the ideas behind HEIR and show how its model can be reproduced to classify any type of visual resource.

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Cristiano Bianchi

Managing Director, Keepthinking

Friday November 6, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am CST
Nokomis Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

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