dwh3 - Dynamic World History v3

Interactive geo & time history machine.

Version 4

Added multi language support. Initially included English and Spanish. The big challenge was extracting the data for each one, that's not necesarily the same. Information comes mostly from Wikidata, and varies also between languages, according to whatever exists there.

Filtering data according to relevance becomes each time more important.

Version 3

More than 30,000 data from Wikidata are added. When moving from artisanal data to big data, a bit of quality is resigned (in descriptions, relevance, classification into categories, etc.), but you gain a lot in the amount of information displayed. It is also complemented with a lot of work on processing and debugging that data, which is handcrafted.

Work should be done on adding support for English as a second language, and thus advance in the internationalization of the project.

Dashboards are added to display data without specific location. The design is over charged, it will have to be improved and lightened later.

Version 2

Aimed to add several functionalities, such as representation of political areas (countries or similar) and geometric areas (such as circles), lines and displacements.

More details of the selected facts are added (in a dedicated panel) and the ability to present lessons, also on its own panel.

Version 1

This first pilot presents a first part of the functionality proposed. Today PC access is supported, ideally with high resolution monitors. Mobile access is not supported at the moment.

The current project shows data that occurs at an specific time and place. It is expected to add support for more complex data, such as those that last in time, or across a larger area. It also seeks to be able to load data in bulk. For example, there is already evidence where I extract around 100,000 data on births and deaths from Wikidata (structured Wikipedia data). But these data are usually uninteresting in current tests. The data that exists now is generated manually, with certain historical approximation, to achieve a more realistic demonstration. A greater volume of data will require adjustments in the way they are cataloged, selected, prioritized and displayed.

The design can be clearly improved. The goal in any case is that the site presents as much information as possible, as it is the only easy way to the user to see and discover what may be interesting to him. But at the same time, you must maintain some clarity, so as not to end up overwhelming it.

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It's recommended to use a PC and a monitor with good resolution. Mobile adjustments are sill pending.