I know there are a few people interested in history and I’ve mentioned time-lines before.
I found a definition today: a diagram showing sequences of events and the time periods between them, on some scale. I’ve been trying to make some time-lines with graphviz…
But I found this http://www.chronozoom.com/ or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChronoZoom
It’s a free open source project in ‘Big History’, started in 2012 between Berkeley, Moscow State University and Microsoft.
Has anyone used it? Could it be used to record some local history of ‘Birmingham & Midland’? This feels like a FOSS project where you can contribute globally to the software but the data gathered would be of most value locally. Maybe universities would get involved, for the links to Berkeley, Moscow and Microsoft.
Although this project is bigger than I was thinking of, I was considering a space-time-line, more than a time-line, so event data would also need an approximate location recording too. We could work out what to do with it later. For context, you’d need data at a larger scale too e.g. Current monarch of England and Wales but not Scotland. Or where the borders of Mercia were at any time point.