OpenAtlas - a database system for networks of the past

OpenAtlas - A database system for object oriented modelling of historical relationships

The paper gives a short overview on the OpenAtlas Software, which aims at recording and managing information on relationships between historical "entitites". The software offers a user-interface to record the networks between actors, events, sources as well as physical things and connects them with spatial and chronological information. OpenAtlas uses the CIDOC-CRM (Conceptual Reference Model) to map its data. Once the data is recorded it can be used for various purposes like network analyses, GIS-visualisations, statistical analyses, web presentations, linked open data and many more. OpenAtlas is designed completely with open source tools as a web application and released as open source Software.


Text: Stefan Eichert (Univ. Vienna) & Alexander Watzinger (Emails: &