Visualising Wikidata on Interactive Timelines using HistropediaJS

Two years ago, I attended Wikidata’s 3rd birthday celebrations in the Wikimedia Deutschland offices in Berlin. One thing that stuck out to me was the amazing tools and work people were presenting as birthday presents to Wikidata. So, this year at WikidataCon, where we celebrated Wikidata’s 5th birthday, it was a real pleasure to be able to present a new version of […]

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5 Interactive Timelines of Previous Oscar Winners

Making use once of Wikidata, and our new tool for creating live timelines from their ever expanding database, we have put together a few timelines of previous Academy Award Oscar winners. The timelines are created live from Wikidata and show the previous winners of the 4 acting awards and the award for best director. All the timelines are colour coded by […]

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Time for an Update! HistropediaJS & ShowCase Timelines


When we are busy creating new things, we sometimes forget to tell the world what we are doing. So here is a long overdue and hopefully very exciting update on what’s being going on at Histropedia recently. HistropediaJS – Timeline Renderer   The Biggest news is the launch of HistropediaJS, a JavaScript library that renders timelines using the same core […]

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Wikidata Query Viewer Example Timelines

These example timelines are Wikidata SPARQL queries that have been set up to render timelines using Histropedia’s Wikidata Query Viewer tool. Our Wikidata Query Viewer will render timelines from SPARQL queries run on Wikidata. The tool allows you to map selected variables from the query to the required timeline fields. The examples below have all there fields mapped to display the timeline. Some […]

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Descendants timeline tutorial Part 2: Combining Wikidata query statements


New tutorial now available: Create instant location based timelines using Wikidata queries Our previous tutorial showed you how to use a Wikidata query to create a “descendants of” timeline. This time we are going to look at how we can combine some of the examples from the previous post to make more refined timelines and explore some other properties you […]

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Tutorial: How to make a “descendants of” timeline using Wikidata.


New tutorial now available: Create instant location based timelines using Wikidata queries Using the incredible querying power of Wikidata, Histropedia can now automatically create an instant timeline showing descendants of anyone who has a Wikipedia article.   Don’t worry if creating a timeline using a Wikidata Query sounds daunting and complicated, it’s actually fairly simple, especially with our step by […]

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