Tutorials and How-Tos

WHG Beta Release: A Tour

What is here, what you can do, what is in the works.

Choosing an upload data format: Linked Places (LP) or LP-TSV?

Outlining the benefits and drawbacks of each

Walkthrough: Contributing and preparing data

Step by step instructions for loading a dataset and reconciling it against 2.5m records from Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Preparing Data: Linked Places (LP) format

Strategies for transformation and walkthrough of the LP format specification.

Preparing Data: LP-TSV format

Strategies for transformation and walkthrough of the LP-TSV specification.

Reconciliation

Finding matches between your records and modern place name authority resources.

Using the WHG API

Basics, with examples.

Updating your dataset

Your uploaded dataset, once augmented with links and geometry, is a "new master." Strategies for making additions, deletions, and edits.