Moore Spatial

GIS and Related Pursuits

Questions

These are some are questions I’m interested in researching and learning about regarding genealogy and GIS.

Questions

  • How do you represent an ancestor?
    • Are they a point on the map? Which location — birth? death?
    • Are they a line-string between known points?
      • How do you represent known gaps?
    • What if you only know country-level specificity? (eg. Ireland)
    • What if you don’t know where someone was, only their name?
  • How do you represent events like migrations?
    • A statistical value like x% of people who emigrated left from port Y
    • Individual ships/passenger lists