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The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) 2017 Conference in The Vatican is intended for a wide range of participants and interested parties, including digital image repository managers, content curators, software developers, scholars, and administrators at libraries, museums, cultural heritage institutions, software firms, and other organizations working with digital images and audio/visual materials. The conference will consist of two events with separate registration:

All proceedings will be in English. 

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Friday, June 9 • 9:30am - 10:00am
PRESENTATION: Feature and network data extraction from images using IIIF (Room 5)

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This presentation will discuss a novel use of IIIF technology, extracting road network data from images using a semi-automated computer vision application. As scholars turn to images for research, extracting operational data from them can often be a time consuming and error prone task. Primary research data for historical road networks can be obtained from images and often times is manually extracted. A recently developed open source software project, Histonets, aims to solve these problems by providing a semi-automated way for users to extract road network data from historic maps. Much of this technology is reliant on the IIIF Image API for delivering images. The presentation will demonstrate the software and some of the other applications for IIIF content.


Friday June 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum - Room 5 Via Paolo VI, 25 - 00193 Roma

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