The Imperiia team has been chipping away at this project for several years. Our method combined semi-automation with specialized regional expertise, and we couldn't have done it without teamwork. Special thanks go to...
Sierra Nota, who pioneered the natural language processing phase and produced the initial rendering of the legend texts as data.
Alex Dennett, who cleaned the data, provided translations and transliterations, and drafted key texts.
Amy Dayton, who functioned as the necessary sounding board for Kelly's ideas about everything from user interface design to the meaning of numbers.
Thomas Schaffner, who is in the process of building a road network analysis tool that will bring much of the spatial context of the plans alive.
Jeremy Guillette, who has been in the wings the whole time, maintaining the Omeka instance and coaching us up on the IIIF Toolkit.
Kelly O'Neill conceived of the project and is responsible for the execution of many of its phases.
Last but not least, the Urban Legends Project has benefitted from crucial financial and administrative support from the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities.