Historical place names (HPN) microservice (LoCloud project, WP. 3, Task 3.5) are semi-automatic historical geo-information management functions and web service designed for aggregation and re-using of digital heritage information.
HPN are not considered to be contemporary place names, but they are place names which had existed in history and had been mentioned in different historical sources (historical written sources (textual information), historical maps (cartographical information) and visual items (iconographical information portrayed in landscape paintings, town panoramas, etc.)). Thus HPN is described as a place appellation, which could refer to several places, because its application may have changed over time (the concept of the place name is described in CIDOC-CRM, E48. Place name) and also may refer to time as historical identifier which discern several places (the concept is described in CIDOC-CRM, E4. Period) and (or) as a kind of immovable heritage (“as non-material products of our minds”, by mean of E28 Conceptual Object in CIDOC-CRM).
HPN microservice are developed on the results of the CARARE project by the Faculty of Communication of Vilnius University in cooperation with VšĮ „Atviro kodo sprendimai“, the Digital Curation Unit of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems of Athena Research and Innovation Centre in Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies, Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Universidad del País Vasco and Javni Zavod Republike Slovenije za Varstvo Kulturne Dediscine.
HPN microservice is available at: <http://hpn.aksprendimai.lt/unitedgeo/>.
HPN microservice description and documents are available at:
1. Beyond the space: the LoCloud Historical Place Names microservice from LoCloud Project Newsletter.
2. HPN microservice deliverable.
3. HPN microservice user documentation web.
4. HPN microservice user documentation pdf.
5. HPN microservice API technical documentation.