We are delighted to announce the release of the new version (v1.2) of the Edinburgh Geoparser, a tool to geoparser contemporary English text. Most importantly, it now comes with a new map display using OpenStreetMap.
We also made a few fixes to make it run on the latest versions of MacOS and have added instructions of how to visualise the timeline display on different browsers.
The new geoparser also incorporates a gazetteer lookup that’s now supported by the University of Edinburgh Digital Library team. We continue to support queries to all gazetteers that were distributed with the previous release of the geoparser (see the list here).
We are a small research team so updating this technology regularly can be challenging but we hope that with this new release the Edinburgh Geoparser will continue to be useful for place-based research and teaching. More information on how do download the new version and on its updated documentation can be found here.