Supports the use of semantic annotation to link and explore historical place information
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Probably originating in the 13th century, portolan charts (the medieval answer to the modern Admiralty chart) contradict every normal preconception about medieval cartography being inexact - everything is where you would expect it to be. An average chart lists perhaps 2000 ports and harbours, as well as natural features, especially the headlands which served as reference points for sailors.
The project aimed to test the applicability of Recogito within the field of Ottoman studies and to function as a starter towards the ambitious project of compiling an Ottoman gazetteer.