I’m getting the chance this semester to work with some excellent students on Ptolemy’s Geography. To start things off, we’re using a TEI-compliant edition of the Geography, and a code library that can extract Ptolemy’s database of more than 6,000 points with longitude-latitude locations. We’re validating the TEI text’s syntax using this package for the free Atom editor, we’re analyzing the contents of the points database with Jupyter notebooks, and then we’re dropping a delimited-text version of the extracted data into QGIS for spatial analysis and cartographic visuialization.
I’ve also formatted the text as markdown pages you can retrieve by canonical reference, here.
I’ll add posts here as we progress.