Humanities & GIS Tutorials A Place in History: A Guide to Using GIS in Historical Research Data Archives AHDS: Arts and Humanities Data Service Includes training materials and a large number of case studies in a wide variety of subjects. Other Resources Census Data at Stanford Information on how to find and use Census data from 1790 to the present. Last modified: October 7, 2008 A Roman Excavation These images have been produced by the Museum Education Service in partnership with Carisbrooke Castle Museum as a resource for teachers following a teaching session at your school. Please note that the objects featured here may not be exactly the same as those used in the teaching session. Possible uses of the images could be as follows:• power-point presentations by teachers or pupilsÃ¢?¢ a recap of the session with the chance to draw out particular teaching pointsÃ¢?Â¢ to show additional material which may have been omitted on the visit Ã¢? Copies of these images may be printed by Isle of Wight schools for their own educational use. They may not be published or reproduced for any other purpose without prior written permission from Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trust and the Museum Education Service, Carisbrooke Castle Museum, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1XY Download teacher's notes (pdf) Modern Victorian Georgian Stuart Tudor Medieval Viking Anglo-Saxon Roman
About our Map images In our 'Map images' resource you can access and view over 86,000 maps as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1961 and relate primarily to Scotland. We also have maps of areas beyond Scotland, including maps of England and Great Britain, Ireland, and Belgium. Find by Place The easiest way of finding material relating to any particular location is to find by place. Browse by category The easiest way of finding general groups of maps is to browse by category. You can also browse the maps by the names of map-makers, surveyors and engravers. Sets of county maps We have several atlases online with sets of county maps: Military maps Another category is of maps made for military purposes, especially those from the 18th century. Ordnance Survey maps We have a comprehensive set of all the detailed Ordnance Survey maps covering Scotland available. Ordnance Survey mapping published in the last 50 years is in copyright and cannot be scanned and made available online.
Locating London's past: a geo-referencing tool for mapping historical and archaeological evidence, 1660-1800 Locating London´s Past has created an intuitive GIS interface that enables researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating to seventeenth and eighteenth-century London against a fully rasterised version of John Rocque´s 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS map (1869-80). More than this, it makes these data and maps available within a Google Maps container, allowing for the analysis of the data with open source visualization tools. The interface is readily expandable to include additional data sets and maps (both modern and historic). Building on the partnerships created through the JISC funded Connected Histories project, and through a new collaboration with the Museum of London Archaeological Service (MOLA), Locating London´s Past has produced a working GIS-enabled public web environment that allows existing electronic historical data about London to be repackaged and organised around space. The project incorporates four elements.
Coordinate converter Convert British National Grid (BNG) formerly known as the National Grid Reference (NGR) to latitude and longitude (lat/long WGS84) or vice versa. See The National Grid FAQs for an explanation of how the BNG works. This coordinate converter uses the Oracle Spatial 10g coordinate transformations using approved (recommended) EPSG codes for BNG, WGS84 and ETRS89, which are 27700, 4326 and 4258 respectively. Technical details . Convert BNG to lat/long Enter a British National Grid six figure number for both easting and northing to return decimal latitude and longitude. Convert lat/long to BNG Enter decimal latitude and longitude to return a six figure number for both easting and northing of the British National Grid. Spatial History Project The Spatial History Project at Stanford University, a part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), is made possible by the generous funding of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), DoResearch, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Wallenberg Foundation Media Places Initiative. The Spatial History Project at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of students, staff, and scholars to engage in creative spatial, textual and visual analysis to further research in the humanities. We are part of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) along with Humanities+Design and the Literary Lab on the top floor of Wallenberg Hall. We continually seek fruitful collaborations with faculty at Stanford and beyond, and hire motivated students year round.
Interactive Dig - Archaeology Magazine's Online Excavations Visualising Urban Geographies Visualising Urban Geographies is a project that provides mapping tools for historians. It enables them to use digitized and geo-referenced maps in conjunction with historical information based on either addresses or districts. This spatial dimension enriches historical understanding and analysis, and can also be applied to other subject areas. The focus on Edinburgh is deliberate: to explore the potential of the mapping tools where there is available data and a wide range of suitable maps. The project operates on several levels. Inspection: Bringing together geo-referenced maps in a single place enables change over time to be identified by overlaying maps of different periods.
Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS) | Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS) The Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System is a unique digital collection of information about Britain's localities as they have changed over time. Information comes from census reports, historical gazetteers, travellers' tales and historic maps assembled into a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts. This site tells you more about the project itself and about historical GIS. A separate website, created by funding from the UK National Lottery and extended and re-launched with funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee, makes this resource available on-line to everyone, presenting our information graphically and cartographically.
Mapping the Republic of Letters Click image above to launch the correspondence visualization tool. For links to letters at Electronic Enlightenment, hold the SHIFT Key and drag your cursor over a vector. Paper: Visualizing the Republic of Letters, 2009 Historians and other humanities scholars are increasingly seeking to develop and use visualization tools, methods, and theories for making sense of patterns in large sets of heterogeneous historical data with multiple dimensions. The new challenges posed by an exponentially growing corpus of online historical data also present an opportunity for collaborations with computer scientists interested in data visualization, interpretation, and human-computer interaction. The above visualization was developed in 2009 by Stanford Computer Science professor Jeff Heer's students, Yuankai Ge, Daniel Chang, Shiwei Song in collaboration with Mapping the Republic of Letters, Tooling Up for Digital Histories, and the Electronic Enlightenment Project.