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.
Related: Historical GIS
Historical GIS Research NetworkThis list is not exhaustive but we aim to include all of the major historical GIS websites plus additional relevant websites. Other portals are also available such as those from: the GeoHumanities Special Interest Group of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, the Humanities GIS Zotero Library, and the University of Saskatchewan's HGIS Lab. Resources are classed under: National Historical GISs Other online Historical GIS projects Historical map servers and other data sources Organisations Software Other useful sites National Historical GISs: Other online Historical GIS projects: European Communications and Transport Infrasturctures: Performance and potentials, 1825-2000: Digital Atlas of the History of Europe since 1500: Mapping Decline: St. Virtual Kyoto: Euratlas: Imagining London: Back to top Organisations:
Locating London's past: a geo-referencing tool for mapping historical and archaeological evidence, 1660-1800Locating 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.
Welkom op de HisGIS site! — HisGISHumanities & GISTutorials 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, 2008Home | LOCATING LONDON'S PASTDECIMA: The Digitally Encoded Census Information and Mapping Archive, and the Project for a Geo-Spatial and Sensory Digital Map of Renaissance Florence
Gazetteer of Sixteenth Century FlorenceFLORENTINE RENAISSANCE RESOURCES: Online Gazetteer of Sixteenth Century Florence home information object index index of streets, etc grid map full map Grid Map of Numbered Squares hide grid Brown University | STG Copyright: R.Accueil - Atlas historique de ParisMaps & GIS: useful websites. GIS and remote-sensing – University of ReadingThis page includes a list of internet resources where data (including both vector mapping data and raster remote sensing data) can be obtained for inclusion in a Geographical Information System (GIS) or use with image processing software. The list has been divided into sites which allow free download of data (including sites where the University has a subscription e.g. Digimap) and ones where purchase is necessary. If data for a particular country is required, it may also be worth checking out the national survey organisation as they may have data available for purchase. You could also do a Google search for '[country name] free GIS' Collections of sites Go-Geo! Free data (Institutional login required) More information about Accessing e-resources. DigimapCurrent and historic Ordnance Survey, British Geological Survey and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology land cover data on the web for the higher education community. Free data Great Britain: Europe: World: North America: Australasia:
Overview | Historical GISThe AAG Historical GIS Forum provides a digital exchange center for historians, geographers, and other humanities scholars to network with each other and discuss pressing research needs and topics, such as: Challenges facing historical GIS work Best practices in GIS-based historical research Key technical issues and how to resolve them Data consistency and comparability issues Theoretical and conceptual issues in approaches to incorporating geographical data into historical research projects AAG members and non-members alike are encouraged to participate in the Forum. If you are already an AAG member, or have attended AAG annual meetings, you may use your userID and password to subscribe to the forum. To join the dialogue, please click here.
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.