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dc.contributor.advisorGittings, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorLoughlin, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-26T10:39:24Z
dc.date.available2014-02-26T10:39:24Z
dc.date.issued28/11/2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/8353
dc.description.abstractAncestral research ranks amongst the most popular hobbies in the world and the market is currently still growing. Exploring the social, economic and geographical context of an ancestor via online services or with physical maps is viewed as an integral part of the hobby. This project aims to address the problem raised when exploring the complex geographies of a family history and in doing so, fill a gap in the market between historical record searches and services based around clans, tartans and heraldry. A single-page web application was implemented using Angular.js, with D3.js used to produce an interactive geographical visualisation using web standard technologies. Results indicate that the application provides a strong technical base upon which further refinements to the graphical user interface and user experience should be made.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen_US
dc.subjectweb-mappingen_US
dc.subjectgenealogyen_US
dc.subjectweb-mappingen
dc.subjectgenealogyen
dc.subjectMSc Geographical Information Scienceen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.titleA Family Affair: Building a web application for the visual exploration of the geographies of Scottish family histories.en_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen_US
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen_US
dcterms.accessRightsRestricted Accessen_US


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