One of the things we hope that I.Sicily will make possible is the active exploration of data on Sicilian epigraphic culture – you will be able to filter the data held in I.Sicily actively on the website, and you will be able to download any dataset you build with the filters as a .csv file (or you can just download the complete datatable). Once you have a csv file, you can start to explore the data for yourself in other ways.

As a first trial, we have been putting some of the data into the powerful free visualisation service offered by Tableau Public:

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As an example, this visualisation uses a map-base from OpenStreetMap and plots the number of inscriptions on stone known from the north-east corner of Sicily. This is a work in progress, and we shall add more variables and hopefully interactivity over the next few days, so watch this space.

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