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The Pudding: A People Map of the UK

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Anglophiles, map enthusiasts, and fans of digital humanities tools should check out The Pudding's People Map of the U.K., "where city names are replaced by their most Wikipedia'ed resident: people born in, lived in, or connected to a place." Visitors to the site can peruse visually for their favorite historical figure, artist, or otherwise famous UK-connected person, and simply looking over the map offers an interesting mix of figures from various times and places. Names that are "Wikipedia'ed" more often are larger and in bold font. Perhaps the most prominent names available on the map are Mary, Queen of Scots (Edinburgh); Ed Sheeran (Framlingham); Elizabeth II (Mayfair); and William Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon). Hovering over each name pulls up a small blurb with the option to open a new tab with the full Wikipedia entry. Readers interested in learning about the project should select the question mark in the upper-right hand corner of the screen. As explained in this section: "Data for this story were collected and processed using the Wikipedia API. The period of collection was from July, 2015 - May, 2019, from English Wikipedia." There is also a U.S. version of the map in the same style that is accessible from the Info tab at the top of the homepage.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-07-12
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0712

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