Pleiades Data for GIS

Last update: 14 April 2022

A collection of CSV files derived from data in the Pleiades gazetteer of ancient places. This collection is intended to facilitate use of Pleiades data in geographic information systems software. Files have been tested for use in QGIS.

Download: pleiades_gis_data.zip

Files

For definitions of Pleiades Connections, Locations, Names, and Places see the Pleiades Conceptual Overview. For definitions of Points, LineStrings (Lines), and Polygons, see the Introduction to Vector Data in the Data Carpentry Introduction to Geospatial Concepts.

Technical Metadata

File format: Comma-Separated Values (CSV)
Field delimiter: comma Text delimiters: double quotation marks, used only when necessary (e.g., when field contains a comma)
Text encoding: UTF-8 with Byte Order Marker (BOM)

Field Definitions

accuracy_assessment_uri
accuracy_radius
archaeological_remains
association_certainty
attested_form
bounding_box_wkt
connection_type
connects_to
created
description
details
geometry_wkt
id
language_tag
name_type
place_id
provenance
representative_latitude
representative_longitude
romanized_form_1
romanized_form_2
romanized_form_3
title
transcription_accuracy
transcription_completeness
uri
year_after_which
year_before_which