This project focuses on data from the Amsterdam Address book of 1907. Names of persons and companies, their professions and addresses were extracted using regular expressions. The addresses were aligned with Adamlink streets and HisGis location points. In the alignment process, streets that were not yet present in the AdamlinkContinue Reading

As part of an internship within the Amsterdam Time Machine, under the supervision of Melvin Wevers and Chiara Piccoli, Daan Groot evaluated Google’s new tool Rǝ, also known as ‘Re.City’. Through crowdsourcing, Google seeks to gather metadata, maps, pictures, and even 3D models of historical cities. In their 3D platform,Continue Reading

In this project, CREATE programmers and researchers are working on extracting and connecting information on people living and working in Amsterdam during the nineteenth century. The population registers [=Bevolkingsregisters] of Amsterdam in parts 1851-1853, 1853-1863 and 1874-1893 provide information on the history of inhabitants of residences in Amsterdam in theContinue Reading

One of the aims of the Amsterdam Time Machine is to develop a 3D/4D urban model where socio-historical data about the city can be mapped and queried. Manually modelling each building individually is however a too time-consuming task. The most efficient approach entails therefore the semi-automatic generation of buildings. Ideally,Continue Reading